A Church of Open Minds and Open Hearts
Stories we choose to tell ourselves have power. They can lock us up in self-pity, sorrow, and hopelessness; or they can lead us to freedom. They can contribute to the hostility and division in this world; or they can help us to be the agents … read more.
- Poor People’s Campaign and UUFR Acts Support the Rights of Fast Food Workers May 17, 2019
- Furniture Available in the UUFR Office May 17, 2019
- UUFR’s Race & Culture Book Club May 17, 2019
- It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Pledge! May 17, 2019
- Coming of Age Service Project May 17, 2019
- Spring Spruce Up Scheduled for June 8 May 17, 2019
- Proposed UUFR Budget for next year May 17, 2019
- UUFR Foundation Grant May 17, 2019
- Love Wins: May 22 in Raleigh May 16, 2019
- Members Gallery May 16, 2019
- UUFR Book Sale, Sept. 27-29 May 16, 2019
- Become a UUA General Assembly Delegate May 16, 2019
- San Ramon Community Plant Sale and Exchange May 16, 2019
Our Stories. Our Voices.
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.
Robin Banker (UUFR Board Member)
UUFR is a place where I can raise my children in a faith that affirms the worth and dignity of every person regardless of skin color, religion or sexual orientation.