The Right of Conscience and the use of the Democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney
Rev. Gy will be speaking on the fifth UU principle which is, “The Right of Conscience and the use of the Democratic Process with our Congregations and in Society at Large”.
- Winterfest – Arts and Crafts Fair
Please plan to come to the December 4 Winterfest, immediately after the Sunday Service.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors
- LIGHT REFRESHMENTS and COFFEE
- COOKIE WALK
- HOLIDAY ITEMS
- JAMS and JELLIES
- ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
- FAIR TRADE products from EQUAL EXCHANGE
- LIVE MUSIC by WINDWORKS
- PUZZLE SWAP
- SW MICHIGAN HONEY
- HAND-CRAFTED MOHAIR ANIMALS
- Nonviolent Communication Course Starting January 19th
Rev. Gy will be offering a class on nonviolent communication starting January 19th (with more information to come soon). If you are interested in attending this class it is highly encouraged that you purchase Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (no specific edition necessary) and read the first ...
- Pictures from Day of the Dead Service
On October 30th Rev. Kayle Rice and Jacquis Robertson held the Day of the Dead service. Here are some pictures from that service.
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.