Roots Hold Us Close

In this monthly theme of Rootedness, we welcome our Ministerial Resident, Sue Flynn, this Sunday; bless the backpacks gathered for HomeFront and the UUCWC children; and tell the stories of who we are and who we hope to be in the year to come.

August Theme: Rootedness
Many of us sing it every Sunday: “Roots hold me close; wings set me free. Spirit of life, come to me, come to me.” These lines from our beloved hymn, Spirit of Life, are a window into one of Unitarian Universalism’s most radical theological assertions: Divinity and spirit are encountered not through blind faith or forgiveness of sin, but through remaining rooted in our deepest and most unique selves. For UUs, the religious search has more to do with the hunger for authenticity than for redemption.

 

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