UU is a liberal faith that seeks to offer a radical welcome to all who enter. What a poetic idea but what does that mean? Radical welcome is more than opening the doors, it’s a way of relating that affirms our UU Principles. Let’s explore and imagine how radical welcome can be a part of UUGP’s 2023 journey.
Let’s gather this Christmas morning for fellowship, songs, stories, and a recorded holiday message from our intern minister, QuianaDenae.
The UU World is all abuzz with the 8th principle and Article II Study Commission, What does all of this mean? What do the principles mean to our faith? What would it mean to adopt the 8th principle or the Article II Study Commission? Join QuianaDenae and SOUUP for a garden walk to consider, What Are We Growing? (Note: this service will be livestreamed via YouTube)
November is a hard month, with a great deal of cultural and emotional energy in the air. Pastor QuianaDenae will be holding the contrast of Native American Heritage Month alongside the celebration of Thanksgiving. November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, such a tender time. How do we hold all this? How do we live our faith in authentic ways? In this service, Pastor QuianaDenae will discuss how she is navigating this complexity and offering some ways to collectively move forward.
This is a special time of year. We are celebrating the harvest of Fall while also preparing for the reality of Winter. This reflection will ask, what are we harvesting? What are we preserving? What are we letting go of? How will we respond when the spirit of faith, social justice, and community care hits?
Pastor QuianaDenae will share her coming-out story and many of the lessons she learned since coming out as Black Queer Woman. QuianaDenae’s sharing will attempt to look back and look ahead at this unique moment in time.