Rev. Pam Gehrke

Praying with Legs

A reflection on the life and thought of Frederick Douglass, who spoke in 1852 on “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.

Walking the Walk

How the history and principles of Unitarian Universalism inform our work for the many social justice causes we care about.

The Architecture of Happiness

  Reflections on how the character and quality of our surroundings influence our thinking, our relationships, our behavior, and our well being.

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