A special message from Rev. Cathy...
I am feeling a deep sadness mixed with outrage, anger and fear this morning, but I am grateful that I am grounded in our Unitarian Universalist faith that calls us to defend our democracy and work for justice. Join me for a special Vespers tomorrow night at 8 pm, and if you feel inspired, bring a prayer, a reading, or words that offer comfort or hope and a candle.
This affirmation of our UU principles by Scott Alexander has always given me courage and hope.
In a world with so much hatred and violence,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT PROCLAIMS
THE INHERENT WORTH AND DIGNITY OF EVERY PERSON.
In a world with so much brutality and fear,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT SEEKS
JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND COMPASSION IN HUMAN RELATIONS.
In a world with so many persons abused and abandoned,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT CALLS US
TO ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER AND
ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
In a world with so much dogmatism and falsehood,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT CHALLENGES US
TO A FREE AND RESPONSIBLE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND MEANING.
In a world with so much tyranny and oppression,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT AFFIRMS
THE RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE AND THE USE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.
In a world with so much inequality and strife,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT STRIVES
TOWARD THE GOAL OF WORLD COMMUNITY WITH PEACE, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
In a world with so much environmental degradation,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT ADVOCATES
RESPECT FOR THE INTERDEPENDENT WEB
OF ALL EXISTENCE OF WHICH WE ARE APART.
In a world with so much uncertainty and despair,
WE NEED A RELIGION THAT TEACHES
OUR HEARTS TO HOPE AND OUR HANDS TO SERVE.
In faith & love,
Again, the Zoom link for FRIDAY VESPERS is
There will be no separate Vespers