A Church of Open Minds and Open Hearts
- Poetry and Spirit: Sunday, September 8
- 09/08/2019 - 05/10/2020
- Wednesday Night Dinner: September 18
- UUFR Bereavement Support Group
- Fellowship Friends: September 19, 10 am
- UUFR Coffeehouse
- Men's Breakfast: September 21
- Fellowship Of The Oak (CUUPS): September 21
- Sunday Morning Forum
- UUFR Board Meeting on May 28
- Wednesday Night Dinner
- Wellspring: September 18 September 13, 2019
- UUFR’s Parking Lot September 13, 2019
- Environmental Justice Ministry Team September 13, 2019
- Love Wins Ministry: September 25 September 13, 2019
- Focusing Our Light Project: Grocery Bags for Seniors, Saturday, Sept. 21 September 13, 2019
- Justice Sunday Collection: Sunday, September 15 September 13, 2019
- Climate Change Summit: September 15-17 September 13, 2019
- Name Tag Helper(s) September 13, 2019
- Family Ministry at UUFR September 13, 2019
- Thank You to Volunteers at Last Weekend’s UUFR Events September 13, 2019
- Wellspring Series on Unitarian Universalism Begins October 6 September 13, 2019
- Living the Pledge Volunteers Potluck Lunch: September 29 September 13, 2019
- Wellspring: September 25 September 13, 2019
- Folky Friday: September 13 September 13, 2019
- Young Adults Go Hiking: September 14 September 13, 2019
- Affirm PFLAG Triangle: Sign the Indy Ad, Deadline is Tuesday, September 17 September 13, 2019
- UUFR Goes High Tech! September 12, 2019
- Help Our Neighbors in San Ramon, Nicaragua September 11, 2019
- Immigrant and Refugee Ministry Team: Furniture for Refugees September 10, 2019
- Love Wins Ministry: September 25 September 7, 2019
- Focusing Our Light Project: Martin Street Mobile Market September 7, 2019
Our Stories. Our Voices.
Good morning, everyone. Last week, Reverend Hollister spoke about community care, asking us to take seriously our responsibilities to care for others in our communities. I want to share with you a little bit about my experience with how the Living the Pledge to End Racism workshop empowered me to be a more caring member of this community.
The first time I heard about Unitarianism was while studying for a Master’s degree in English. I was taking a class on Emerson, Whitman and Thoreau – a sort of Unitarian trinity. It was the essays of Emerson that had the most impact on my religious and spiritual life, and eventually led me to the doors of UUFR. Read the full testimonial.
Wendy Gates Corbett
I first came to UUFR in the summer of 1998. I’d just moved to Raleigh, didn’t know anyone here, except Don, my (now) husband. I was raised in a UU church in NY and, after a hiatus, felt ready to re-engage with a spiritual community. Read the full testimonial.
UUFR is the place where I nurture so much of what’s good in my life: my meditation practice at the Monday night mindfulness group, my desire to serve my community at LEAP and at our monthly Interfaith Food Shuttle project, my writing practice at the Wednesday night writing group, my social activism on the UUFR Acts! Facebook page. And last but not least, it’s in this sanctuary that I am often filled up with the knowledge that life can be hard and beautiful at once, and that I am not alone on this journey. Read the full testimonial.
Being a Unitarian Universalist doesn’t work for everyone. There’s no group-wide theology to hold tightly to, no threat of damnation or promise of heaven, only what UU theologian Rebecca Parker calls “freely chosen and life-sustaining interdependence.” Read the full testimonial.