Our annual remembrance service is a time to name those we have recently lost in our church community and in our own lives. We share our grief with one another and hold it tenderly through readings, songs, and candle lighting. You can have candles near … read more.
Author: Joan Javier-Duval
Let’s use the gifts of imagination to envision the ongoing role of music in the life of this congregation. What can “Singing the Living Tradition” (the title of our gray hymnal), really mean? And of course there will be lots of music-making at this service!
The creation of a “Beloved Community” is a dream that most all of us want to see realized. But, what do we do when a group within that community has been harmed? How do we address harm and repair relationships so that the community can … read more.
I am so enjoying my work these last few months as your Interim Music Director! There is nothing more wonderful than lifting up the power of the group voice in song, but we know that is not possible in the usual way during the current pandemic. And … read more.
The science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, once wrote a note to herself with the lines, “So be it! See to it!” She and other science fiction writers draw on the power of imagination to create new worlds and new visions. We, too, draw on our … read more.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a world beyond the injustices of his day. He and many other prophetic leaders proclaimed futures that seemed impossible. Today, as we continue to grapple with racial injustice and white supremacy, we draw upon our prophetic imaginations to … read more.
The human imagination has brought forth stirring ideas that have shaped history, for good and for ill. The imagination has moved people to change course often in life-saving ways. The human imagination holds incredible power and possibility. How do we nurture and cultivate our imaginations? … read more.
“A Shift in the Wind”
250 years ago, the Rev. John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in North America due to a shift in the wind that prevented him from moving on. He would go on to found Universalism as a denomination in America. … read more.
Please watch the video message above regarding possible unrest in our state capital in the coming days.
The UCM Executive Team has issued this statement regarding church community safety: “In light of last week’s violence at the Capitol and the uncertainty surrounding the potential for similar … read more.
In light of last week’s violence at the Capitol and the uncertainty surrounding the potential for similar conduct in Montpelier this Sunday, the Executive Team has instructed UCM staff to work from home on Sunday, January 17th, in order to ensure their safety. Similarly, the … read more.