From The UUA President: Navigating an In-Between Time

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

 

Dear friends,

This time last year, as the world was responding to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, our congregations had to immediately pivot to virtual operations. I am proud of how well we responded to a stressful and chaotic situation.

You, as leaders and religious professionals, have been guiding your congregations through this difficult time, even as so many of you have been also caring for children, aging parents and navigating so many complexities and tragedies in our world. It’s reasonable to be exhausted. Give yourself permission to take time off when you need it. A great lesson I learned in seminary is that to take care of others, we must take care of ourselves.

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At the UUA, we do not expect to be able to issue an “all-clear” on our guidance for gathering.

Read the entire letter here.

Letter to UUCLC Community on Civil Disobedience

January 6, 2021

The events we witnessed today at the U.S. Capitol were shocking; an affront to U.S. democracy. As a person who loves this country and its ideals, watching insurgents climbing the Capitol walls, breaking glass, and breaching the congressional chambers, I kept faith that the U.S. Congress’s work would continue. I didn’t hope in vain.

Unitarian Universalists are not strangers to civil unrest. Our forbearer, Henry David Thoreau, wrote “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” His essay was a blueprint for standing up to unjust governance. The protests today were against just government. We Unitarian Universalists must demand accountability for the attempted disruption of Congress’s constitutional duty.

I encourage you to stand up against the insurrection and political grandstanding. Such efforts undermine our democracy. Take time and write to our newly elected U.S. Representative, Yvette Harrell. Express your views regarding her decision to protest the Electoral College certification process.

We should remember today for a historical event: the State of Georgia electing its first African American U.S. Senator, the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Instead, we’ll recall the violence, death, and disruption of the democratic process. We Americans must do better. We owe it to ourselves and the world to model fair, transparent, and lawful governance that protects its citizens.

Let us maintain faith in our elected leaders and hold them accountable. Let us keep faith in our Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Let us encourage UU leaders to continue speaking truth to power. And may we unite, as people of faith, as one nation, one with the other, in love, compassion, and justice.

Ashe, Amen, and shall it be,

 

Rev. Xolani Kacela

Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces

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It's All About Jazz
Rev. Xolani Kacela with Doug Abbott
April 18, 2021 (10:00 am)

Jazz music lives as one of America's greatest cultural achievements. Let's celebrate jazz this Sunday!

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Jazz music lives as one of America’s greatest cultural achievements. We exported it to the world community.

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Jazz music lives as one of America’s greatest cultural achievements. We exported it to the world community.

Apr 25 – Day of Silence (Honoring the LGBTQ Community)

The Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.

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April 18 – It’s All About Jazz

Jazz music lives as one of America’s greatest cultural achievements. We exported it to the world community.

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You and your family can grow your spiritual lives from the inside out here. Give us a try! You'll discover life-changing worship, meditation, prayer, singing, labyrinth, small groups all awaiting you and your family.
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Connection

You'll find our services live streamed on Sundays at 10am using our Zoom platform. Be a part of a love-driven and transformative community.
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Involvement

You can be highly engaged in this beloved community. The auction is coming soon. Get involved! We envision a local community and world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.
Learn more

Sunday Activities

Onsite worship and Roundtable are suspended during the Covid-19 emergency. You can attend via Zoom.

Upcoming Activities

  • TGIF
    • Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM
      Adult Activity
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