Welcome to theme-based ministry!

Each month we focus on a broad theme that has resonance for Unitarian Universalists in our personal and spiritual lives inspired by the Soul Matters program. More than 200 of our sibling congregations are collaboratively exploring these questions through the Soul Matters program. Soul Matters doesn’t dictate how we look at the themes or what we do on Sunday mornings but provides resources to support our explorations here at UCM. This year, we will center our spiritual explorations around a set of themes inspired by and in concert with the Soul Matters program.

Building multi-generational community and transforming lives requires our focused attention. While this may surprise some, our religion is not one where the rule of the day is “you can believe whatever you want,” but a system and set of tools for seeking answers both individually and in the collective. While it is true that you may reach different answers and discern different truths than the person next to you, we inherit a shared history and go forward connected by legacy, responsibility, and hope.

2023-2024 Themes:

This year’s overarching frame is The Gifts of Our Faith. We focus on ten beloved UU values and explore their potential to shape us and in turn shape the world. How do these values offer us both challenge and comfort? What might it mean to place them at the center of our living and loving? What promise do they hold for us individually as well as collectively? These are some of the questions that will guide and bless our journey in the year ahead.

In particular, we will explore The Gift of…

September: Renewal
October: Heritage
November: Generosity
December: Mystery
January: Liberating Love
February: Justice & Equity
March: Transformation
April: Interdependence
May: Pluralism
June: Joy