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May 2022 Touchstones: Courage

The root of courage is corage, the Old French word for heart (as the seat of emotions). In Middle English, uses included bold corage meaning “brave heart.” As Aristotle said, “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.” Courage is … read more.

February 2022 Touchstones: Power

In 1857, Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Thus, a struggle will be required by each generation to renew, repair, and/or reclaim things like democracy, equality, liberty, freedom, and other rights that can be denied … read more.

January 2022 COVID-19 Update

The Regathering Team and the Board of Trustees have been monitoring the COVID situation. We have done our best to be science led and purpose driven. I want to let you know that our decisions are being made with the welfare of the congregation in … read more.

January 2022 Touchstones: Renewal

Renewal is a necessity built into the fabric of life. It is one aspect of the repair of the world. Winter fallowness is a process of renewal giving birth to another springtime. Whether we relax, rest, or sleep, renewal should be the result. When it … read more.

AUUF Regathering Plan

At its November 16 meeting, the AUUF Board of Trustees approved a comprehensive regathering plan to help assess the precautions we need to take based on COVID-19 levels in Lee County. The risk levels are based on the risk level for Lee County, Alabama, as … read more.

November 2021 Touchstones Theme: Nonviolence

Universalist and Unitarian minister Adin Ballou’s and Unitarian Henry David Thoreau’s writings influenced Leo Tolstoy’s, Mahatma Gandhi’s, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy and practice of non-violence. The commitment to non-violence is essential to oppose and subvert a culture of violence that is so … read more.