Category Archives: Promotions for Friends and Colleagues

David Ropeik: How Risky Is It, Really? | Real Time with Bill Maher

David is a Unitarian Universalist friend from First Parish in Concord, MA. He was also one of our TEDxWaldenPond speakers. He joined Bill Maher last night on Real Time to discuss how humans process risk perception. His comments may help ease the sense of fear many of us are feeling.

HERE is a Link to David’s TEDxWaldenPond talk: “The risk perception gap.”

And, a link to David’s book: “How Risky Is It, Really?: Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts

Indigenous Soul Revival – Book Selection

We are delighted to explore this book by Cathie Stivers: Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. Be sure to get your copy now and Join us in October for our book discussion group!

The video link below is a message featuring the Author talking about how this book came into being, and how we can apply the wisdom in our lives:

https://www.facebook.com/indigenoussoulrevival/videos/808663116011438/

Note: Cathie is a member of UUSCM !!

Tune in Thursday to The VUU

For those concerned about how to respond to the Corona Virus Outbreak and to learn what congregations and other groups are doing to maintain real connection virtually in times such as these, tune into the The VUU on Thursday, 11:00AM Eastern for this episode. Guests include the Revs Mykal Slack, Jessica Star Rockers and Suzanne Fast. They will also be joined by Aaron Payson and Madelyn Campbell from the UU Trauma Response Ministry.

“Sustaining Connection in a Coronavirus World – The VUU #290”

Addressing COVID-19 Concerns in our congregations

Update May 14th, 2020: UUA President Susan Fredrick Gray: “Based on advice from experts, we continue to recommend that congregations not gather in person. We also recommend that congregations begin planning for virtual operations for the next year (through May 2021). ” https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/message-uua-president-updated-guidance-gathering

We will continue to update this page of resources.

#BuildingTheBelovedCommunity #PulpitOfPeace

So…what is Unitarian Universalism?

I serve a number of Unitarian Universalist congregations as guest minister, retreat leader and consultant. As it is a small religion many people in my interfaith community do not always know of it, and if they do only nominally so. The congregation of Idaho Falls was the focus of a podcast a few months ago. The interviewer did a good job of “covering” what Unitarian Universalism is, what its historical roots and local congregation’s origins are, as well as offers an observer’s glimpse of what many Sunday services look like in a UU congregation. I especially appreciate the one-on-one interviews he conducted with multigenerational congregation members. In doing so he gives listeners a good framing for what this faith path is in the hearts and minds of members.