UUWomenspirit Spring Retreat – 30th Anniversary Event

Wed., May 17-Sun., May 21, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. UUWomenspirit is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has hosted all-women retreats since 1987. Our retreats emphasize and celebrate the Divine Feminine in her many forms. This retreat is a particularly special one for UUWomenspirit because we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary! The theme is Ancient Whispers: A Pilgrimage to Women’s Mysteries, and will be a journey through time and place to remember our sacred heritage and revive the rich mysteries of our inner being. The brochure with detailed information about the workshops and other offerings will be available in late February or early March on our […]

Better Together

Central East Region Leadership Day and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Presidential Candidate Forum. Sat., Apr. 1, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cedar Lane UU, Bethesda. Cost: $20/person attending who stays for lunch or lunch and workshops. Free to just attend the candidates’ forum in the morning. Register here. Schedule: 9-10 a.m. – Gathering and Welcome 10-11:30 a.m. – UUA Presidential Candidates Forum (See below for more information about the forum.) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30-3:30 p.m. – Workshops (Please select one from below) 3:30 p.m. – Closing, ending by 4 p.m. Workshop Selections: Mission Possible: Becoming Agents of Hope and Change in Congregations and Beyond presented by Carey McDonald. We all […]

Fulfilling Our Promise

by Rev. David A. Miller. Friday night I said the blessing at UUCF’s Hypothermia Shelter dinner. Afterward, as I walked out in the freezing cold wind, I couldn’t help but feel deep sadness. We have a promise that holds this country together. It is a promise to those who have nowhere to sleep and a promise to those who have no home due to conflict, poverty and war. It is the promise that this country was built on. We have often failed in fulfilling that promise. Sometimes we come closer to fulfilling the promise than at other times. Now it seems we are moving further away from that promise. I […]

Prophetic Voice, Who Me?

by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Jan. 29, 2017. Unitarian Universalist Minister Rob Macpherson wrote: “The very bedrock of our Unitarian tradition is the free practice of religion, first articulated in the Edict of Torda in 1568. If people ask you when Unitarianism started, that is as close to a solid inception date as can be offered. It was a doctrine of radical tolerance of religious diversity and a bold way forward in the context of the blood-soaked Reformation. Here’s the crucial bit of that edict: ‘… in every place the preachers shall preach the Gospel according to his understanding of it and if the congregation like it, well. […]