BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER
From Lori Tharp, My American Melting Pot
Her's what it comes down to, people. If folks are going to get out and do the work that needs to be done to fix this society, white people need to get their mindset right. They need to understand that this work isn’t being done for me. Or for other Black and brown people. They are doing this work for themselves. White people have been bamboozled and lied to and kept from the truth by their own ancestors, teachers, and government. White people are not superior to all others. Black and brown people are not inferior. The white way is not the right way, it is simply one way.
When white people can honestly say – and I do mean honestly – that Black people are not a different species, then progress can be made in all areas of our lives. The environment, health care, the economy. All of these issues can be adequately addressed when we all see each other as equal problem-solving partners. Don’t get me wrong, we can work simultaneously on dismantling institutionalized racism and decolonizing our minds, but if we really want to see a lasting difference in society, the mindset change in white America is fundamental.
So take a look around at the world we’re living in today, where white police officers not only kill unarmed Black men in broad daylight, but do so thinking it’s okay. We have come to the point where violent white supremacists and white racists have come so far out of the woodwork that they are occupying the White House. We are indeed on the edge of a cliff. A cliff that separates a society steeped in depravity, violence and discrimination, from a society where all people are free. White people, are you going to take the leap to the other side, or are you going to wrap yourselves up in a fragile cocoon of lies that leaves all of us in danger?
I hope and pray that you’re ready to leap.
Peace …and Courage!
The stakes couldn’t be higher in the 2020 elections. All our values, our work for justice, the communities we love and the beloved community we seek to create are under attack. Our religious community must speak with moral courage and act with prophetic clarity and determination in the 2020 electoral cycle. Our UU values of interdependence, democracy, and the inherent worth and dignity of all people are direct antidotes to the fear, bigotry, and inequity that define our world. In this political moment, UUs are called to join forces with all people who want to organize our communities and our nation to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate. Let’s UU the Vote in 2020! UUs won't tell you how to vote, only do vote.
Colorado Registration Information
Click here to register to vote online, verify your voter registration, or request a paper voter registration form through the mail. All Colorado driver license offices provide voter registration services. Once you have applied to register to vote in a driver license office, your information is forwarded to the specific county for which you have applied.
Two Services Sundays at 11AM and 7 PM on ZOOM
Sunday, June 28th ALL UU Worship, a live national worship service with UU all over the U.S. and Canada
Sunday, June 28th, 7PM MINDSET MATTERS
Unitarian Universalist Association urges its congregations to plan on virtual-only gatherings for next twelve months as COVID-19 continues to endanger lives.
Here's a short video to assist you in understanding who we are. https://youtu.be/-3UYWnngiEo
Our fellowship belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association, a national and international association of UU churches and fellowships. Learn more at UUA.org
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a faith community of more than 1,000 congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance, and social justice.
1. What is a worship service like?
We usually include these components in a service: Chalice Lighting and an inspirational reading, offering, Joys and Concerns, A Talk and/or Discussion, closing words, and perhaps a meditation, and songs too. Sometimes we have special services that are more interactive, celebrate holidays and celebrations unique to our religion.
2.Do you have religious education programs for children?
Starting June 1st, we will offer an online, interactive program for children ages 10-15. Accepting registration now. Contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Are you inclusive?
Of course, we welcome all cultures, colors and persuasions. All are integral to creating a beloved community.
While Unitarian Universalists are engaged in climate justice in many ways, including supporting the Green New Deal through an Action of Immediate Witness affirmed by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly in June, a growing number are also joining XR. Last fall, Aly Tharp, program director for UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE), was on the initial phone call between organizers of XR U.K. and activists seeking to launch XR in other countries. In April, Tharp and two other people were arrested in an XR action in Austin, Texas, protesting Chase Bank’s continued support of fossil fuel extraction; Tharp also joined in XR’s “die-in” in downtown Austin.
Stephen Leslie’s sister Susan Leslie is congregational advocacy and witness director at the UUA. Introduced to XR by her brother, she has joined the XR national team in the United States. The UUA partnered with XR and other groups, including 350.org and Sunrise Movement, to support the Global Climate Strike that began September 20 (see our coverage). In January, Tharp helped launch the XR chapter in Austin, Texas, whose meetings have been hosted at Wildflower Church, a UU congregation in Austin.
UUs across the country are joining or starting local chapters of XR, including in New York, Texas, Oregon, and Vermont. Leonard Higgins, one of the “valve turners” who helped shut down five tar-sands oil pipelines in October 2016, for which he was convicted on felony and misdemeanor charges and is now on probation, is helping organize XR in Oregon, where he is a member of UU congregations in both Eugene and Corvallis.
First Unitarian Church in Denver and in Boulder are also involved in all three organizations and support and train for the many protests happening along the Front Range.
Interested in starting an XR or 350.org or Sunrise Movement in the Four Corners? Contact us!
I found my church home back in 1968 when I realized my beliefs aligned with what I discovered attending a UU congregation. I was thrilled to know such a place existed!!
I joined a UU church in 1958 and have never looked back. UU congregations have helped me grow in my spirituality by often challenging me to be more than I expected of myself.
Belief-o-Matic find out or verify your spiritual and religious beliefs.
From the historical affirmation of the unity of God (Unitarian) to the universal salvation of all souls (Universalist), UU beliefs have expanded to the broader concept of a unity in diversity which affirms the supreme worth of all persons, held together through love and a spark of divinity that resides in us all.
Bound neither by creed nor dogma, our Community honors and celebrates the rights of individual thought, joins in shared concerns and respects the ever present need to deepen our understanding of the awe and wonder of life.
We seek an intentionally diverse community, supported through the generosity of those who believe in liberal religion and membership is open to all who wish to call this their church home.
Our programs, activities and worship are open to all (see Scheduled Topics), and are designed to challenge our thought, expand our belief and enrich the spiritual journey which we take as individuals and as a community of faith.
We are affiliates of the UUA.org
Here, you can learn more about our actions, our beliefs, our covenantal religion.
Each Sunday, we meet for lively discussions on a variety of topics. Our fellowship is lay led. We invite all folks seeking to further their spiritual growth to join us in this adventure.
400 Riverside Avenue, Dolores, Colorado 81323, United St
10:00 am – 05:00 pm