Robert Weir will be speaking on Civil Rights, Human Rights: The March Continues
In “Civil Rights, Human Rights: The March Continues,” writer and speaker Robert (Bob) Weir recounts a brief history of racism and slavery, relates inspirational stories of courage from the Civil Rights Movement, and details parallels between that era and today’s need for ongoing Human Rights activism. He concludes with compelling call for each of … Continued
- Youth Inter-Faith Game Night April 28th!!
Come out to UUCC and play games and fellowship with fellow youth (8 to 18) of different faiths and backgrounds. April 28th will be UUCC’s first Inter-Faith Game Night; it will go from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with light snacks being provided with the admission fee ...
- Lip Synch Battle
Come join the fun at the Lip Sync Battle fundraiser on Saturday 29 April, 7:00 PM, at the church. Your $10 ticket allows you one vote for the winner of the battle. If you cannot attend, you may still vote by ...
- Annual Meeting, April 30
The Annual Meeting of UUCC will be held April 30. The purpose is to adopt the budget for 2017-18 and to elect new board members to replace those whose terms expire on June 30. We will elect four new board members for the term beginning in ...
Catholic nuns don’t question their faith. So, what is a person like me to do when doubt rears its insistent head. If you ask your spiritual advisor, which I did, you are told to pray because the devil is tempting you. The problem was, I had stopped believing in the devil.
So what was I to do? I decided to join an interfaith discussion group, telling my superiors that the Catholic Faith needed to be represented at these sessions. Secretly, after years of hearing what the Catholic Church told me, I decided to see how the other half lived, just in case I had missed something. Lucky for me, that group of the faithful from other denominations included a couple who belonged to the Unitarian Universalists Church. Never heard of it? Neither had I back in 1969. This couple shared their faith with the rest of us. I was stunned!
What? You mean you can build your own theology? There are no dogmas? Wow!
What? You mean you can freely (and responsibly) seek the truth and what is meaningful to you in your life? You can question and explore and doubt? No judgement or blame? Wow!
What? You mean I will no longer be a square peg in a round hole? Where do I sign up?
And so began the rest of my life. The journey has not been easy. I will have to admit that it was much easier to be told what to believe than to doubt, wonder, examine, question, re-examine and continually challenge my own thinking and assumptions. But the journey has been absolutely rewarding and refreshing. I’ve learned to be open to new thoughts and ideas. I’ve learned to feel comfortable with not knowing the answers and loving the fact that life is a mystery. As a result, I’ve opened myself to meeting some wonderful people on this strange and glorious journey. The Unitarian Universalist Faith is where I’ve become grounded. It’s home where my family of other UU members support each other as we build our personal and meaningful theology. It’s where I belong.