I’m That, Too
There are so many ways that we place ourselves and others outside of the circle of Universalist love we preach about. This week we’ll grapple with the concept of evil—where it lives and how we understand it as Unitarian Universalists.
Join us for worship at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Order of Service: October 8 Order of Service
Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:
October Worship Theme: Outsiders
The first principle of our Unitarian Universalist faith states that we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. This connotes a celebration and welcoming of the variety of human expression, all the different ways and contexts that make us who we are. Yet there is a tendency in our human nature to distrust something that is different than ourselves, that is in some way other or deemed an outsider. At the heart of our faithful root system is an other-affirming imperative, to meet and come to know one another as whole and holy, and embrace the outsider. We often fail. Yet when we lean into our other-affirming calling, we resist the false, dominant cultural narrative of segmentation and separation, and find a surplus of wisdom and ways forward that are surprising, challenging, and life-giving.