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Covenant Beyond Church

One of the tenets of our Unitarian Universalist faith is an emphasis on covenants instead of creeds.  Ours is a faith of relationship and promise instead of doctrine and belief.  While often used in the context of religion, covenants as freely-made promises that guide our behavior can … read more.

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  • Love Note: Autumn
    Dear ones- Today we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, better known as the first day of autumn.  With summertime behind us, I will resume sending Love Notes, and thought it fitting to do so with a poem in celebration of the turning of the season. For many, autumn is the favorite time of the year. Leaves begin their ...
  • Racial Justice Moment: John Lewis
    Hello First U Family- If you were able to attend this past Sunday’s service you’ll perhaps remember me mentioning the sharing of podcasts, etc… that contain messages to inform our understanding and engagement in the fight for racial justice.  This is the first of these messages. I thought it fitting to begin with a message about (and from) Congressman ...
  • Love Note: The Sea/The Water
    Dearest First U Family- In order to round out our celebration of water, Elizabeth Smither offers a poem about this most sacred and useful of resources.  In pondering water’s ever-changing nature and fluidity, the perpetual evolution of our own human condition came to mind.  For this, especially as it pertains to our congregation, I have gratitude.  I have ...


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