Category Archives: UU Monthly Themes

UU Monthly Congregation Themes – June: Life Before Death

by Nick Andrea Our June monthly theme is: Life Before Death – What does it mean to measure the success of our lives by the quality of our living? What is quality living, for that matter? I’d like to share … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – May: Laughter

by Nick Andrea Our monthly theme for May is: “Laughter – When is laughter a spiritual discipline?” Psalm 126:2 says, “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – April: Freedom

by Nick Andrea Our monthly theme for April is, “Freedom – What does freedom mean in a centered life?” Freedom stands on a ground of responsibility, the responsibility not only to act in accordance with our dreams, but also face the … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – March: Really?

by Nick Andrea Our monthly theme for March is, “Really? Like all religious people, we can get caught up in arrogance, smugness, and self-satisfaction. How do we respond?” My view on this is that, because truth comes from a place … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – February: I Wonder

by Nick Andrea Our monthly theme for February is, “I Wonder – how do we approach the world and our lives from a posture of curiosity and wonder?” The ancient Greek sage Socrates taught that the only life worth living … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – January: Capital “T” Truth

by Nick Andrea Our monthly theme for January is, “Capital ‘T’ Truth – how do we identify some fundamental truths to guide us?” In a world where there is so much yet unknown, we do our best to investigate what is … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – November: Authenticity

Our congregational monthly theme for November is, “Authenticity – Who are you, who are we, and what consequences does that have for who you, who we, hope to be?” So, who are we, and if we don’t know, how do … Continue reading

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UU Monthly Congregation Themes – October: Default Settings

October’s monthly theme is, “Default Settings – What are the routine, reactive ways of thinking that keep us from realizing who we want to be?” This was the first month that youth began leading their own worships, and the first activity they … Continue reading

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UU Youth and Monthly Congregation Themes – September: Awareness

by Nick Andrea Establishing congregational themes allows us to share spiritual lessons across the generations in our congregation. To that end, I have structured the YRUU curriculum to follow the monthly theme schedule; that parents, grandparents, and youth may walk … Continue reading

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