Category: News

On the Pandemic and Regathering

Hello, all,

The last year and a half has been a difficult time for our world. Like many congregations and houses of worship, here at AUUF, we found ourselves closing our buildings due to the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world. Even as … read more.

Outdoor Small Groups Now Meeting at AUUF

As the Pandemic has dragged on and on, we have done our best to be science-lead, prioritizing your safety and wellbeing. Thank you for your patience and your grace in what has been a trying time for us all.

Continuing to trust the science, such as … read more.

May 2021 Touchstones Theme: “Acceptance”

Our May Touchstones theme is “Acceptance.” The word “accept” comes from the Old French and means to “take what is offered.” The Latin root acceptare means to “take or receive willingly.” Acceptance involves give and take, both literally (e.g., I offer acceptance and you receive … read more.

March 2021 Touchstones Theme: “Respect”

Our March Touchstones theme is “Respect.” Our religious journey to respect has, in some ways, been slow. Tolerance has been a core religious value for us since 1557. Yet, Unitarian Universalist minister Forrest Church wrote in a sermon in 1998, “Acceptance trumps tolerance.” In another … read more.

February 2021 Touchstones Theme: “Mercy”

Our February Touchstones theme is “Mercy.” It is hidden. The “it” is mercy. It is hidden within our second principle in which we affirm “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” Mercy is implicit rather than explicit. It occupies the space between equity and compassion. … read more.