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IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS, WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING ON-SITE WORSHIP, RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION, OR OTHER GATHERINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO OUR WEEKLY VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICES ON THE “BEACON UUC” YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE:
Sunday, July 5, 2020
“An Atheist for President?”
Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, with Worship Associate Nancy Paxton
and music from Gabriel Hernandez and Rebecca Prizznick.
When Thomas Jefferson debated his landmark Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786, could he have foreseen the troubling state of rampant official “Godliness” in our current political system? On this 4th of July weekend, 5 months shy of the next Presidential election, we’ll explore how the President’s religious behavior has taken on new and surreal meaning in a White House rife with endorsed evangelical zeal. Rev. Robin will reflect on the progress of secular politics in a society where the “Godless” are often still demonized as candidates without a prayer. And yet, in an age when more and more people are unaffiliated or claim to be “spiritual but not religious,” we’ll ponder whether an atheist (or humanist) President may not be a pipe dream.
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A Special Message from Rev. Robin – June 1, 2020
Dear Beloved Community,
America is on fire with rage, weary from a pandemic, and aching with despair. Along with the rest of our country, we’ve read and heard so many devastating accounts over the past week, the most heart-rending from people of color coping with another case of murderous systemic racism in our country. I do not need to (nor, am I entitled to) add anything to their experiences or parse what they have to say about racism. They live it.
WHAT IS UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM?
Imagine a religion:
- that places more importance on your values than on your religious beliefs or disbeliefs
- that welcomes your questions and affirms your search for truth and meaning
- that cares about social issues and wants to make a difference in the community
This is that religion.
Copyright Unitarian Universalist Association
WHAT IS BEACON?
Imagine a community:
- where you are accepted as you are, yet challenged and inspired to be better
- where children do not memorize the truths of others, but are nurtured to develop their own truths, wonder and awe
- where members are diverse people of many theologies, backgrounds, ages, abilities, ethnicities, and sexual orientations
This is that community.
Imagine a place:
- of celebration, worship, learning, and interacting with respect, mutual support, and love
This is that place.
The Vision of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation is to build a center for liberal religion and action.
The Mission of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation is to be a welcoming faith community that embraces diverse thought and belief and builds a just, peaceful and compassionate world.