Rev. Pam Gehrke

The Mother’s Day Proclamation

  Giving of the Plate (Alabama Rural Ministry)—Potluck Honoring the art and activism of Unitarian feminist poet and author Julia Ward Howe in the context of what was happening in the world in her time (1819-1910).

“Everything is Art. Everything is Politics.”

Giving of the Plate—Potluck—Board Meeting Exploring this provocative quote from Chinese activist artist Ai Wei Wei: how has it come about that the arts are considered by some to be optional? What is art, anyway, and what role does it play in our lives?

“A Bridge to Abundance”

Thoughts about how we assure the wellbeing and of the AUUF community, for now and for the future. How can we cultivate an attitude of abundance?

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

We will consider the moral and spiritual dimensions of trust. How is it earned by individuals, and how can it be cultivated collectively? What is the role of trust in sustaining the fabric of society?

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

An exploration of the fifth of our seven UU principles: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large.”   Giving of the Plate (UU Musician’s Network)—Potluck—Board Meeting

Coming Together

If there is one thing we all know about Unitarian Universalism, it is probably that we have no creed. What is less well known is what then brings and keeps us together. What is meant by

“Beyond Belief”

An exploration of the role of belief in shaping religious identity. How does belief function in Unitarian Universalism, which does not entail conformity to any creed or doctrine?

“Hunger for Heritage”

Giving of the Plate (Domestic Violence Intervention Center)—Potluck—Board Meeting Working to understand the past—personal as well as collective—grounds us in the present and brings clarity to our vision for the future. What does our heritage and history say about us as Unitarian Universalists?

“What’s Your Song? Reflections on Identity and Music”

There is an invitation circulating on Facebook asking you to “list the ten albums that were most important to you in your teen years.” To what extent does musical preference reflect identity, and how, in turn, does it shape us?