On Sunday, February 11, the UCM Governing Board introduced the UCM Climate Resiliency Project, which the Board anticipates will be completed during the next church year. The Board envisions the entire congregation becoming involved in developing options for its future and ultimately, after much research, … read more.
Author: Joan Javier-Duval
If someone were to ask you, “why do you go to church,” would you have a response? Today, we explore why we come together as a spiritual community and what is possible when we show up as the church for each other. Music will be … read more.
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, once said: “Democracy just cannot flourish amid fear. Liberty cannot bloom amid hate. Justice cannot take root amid rage. America must get to work.” What is our work to do for democracy, liberty, and justice at this … read more.
Rev. Joan will lead four-part Adult Spiritual Exploration program in January/February that takes a deep dive into our foundational covenant as members of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more and sign up below.
Four Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm–January 31, February 14, February 28, March 13 (In person with … read more.
November 28, 2023
As clergy and people of faith, we are dismayed by the recent shooting of three Palestinian young men in Burlington. No one should have to live in fear of violence while simply walking down the street speaking one’s native language and wearing the … read more.
Simone Weil has said: “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” These days so much can make our spirits feel uprooted. How can we be generous with ourselves and attend to the needs of the … read more.
We have often heard that it’s better to give than to receive – but is this true? UCM member Ginny Sassaman returns to the pulpit to explore the proposition that open-hearted receiving can also be uplifting for both the recipient and the donor. At times, … read more.
Each of us has gifts we can share. These are not necessarily material gifts but gifts of the heart and spirit. What is made possible when we generously share who we are with others in community? Music will be provided by the UCM Choir singing … read more.
In just about three weeks I will be on a plane headed for the Philippines. This sabbatical time will be a chance for me to fulfill a long hoped-for trip to my ancestral homeland, the place where both my parents, and many … read more.
Dear UCM Congregation,
On Sunday, December 3, Verdis LeVar Robinson will be ordained as a minister of Unitarian Universalism at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 S Winton Rd, Rochester, New York. There are three churches participating in this ordination, the First Unitarian Church of … read more.