Special NAUA Service on Sunday Jan. 20 2024

This a special invitation to attend the regular 3rd Saturday worship service of the North American Unitarian Association Service this Saturday (Jan. 20th, 2024).  This service features a sermon by Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof, entitled “Finding Our Way: Where Our Liberal Religion Must Go From Here”.

Rev. Eklof is the Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane,  President and Founder of the North American Unitarian Association and is now one of the preeminent champions of Liberal Religion in North America and the World.

Rev. Eklof describes his sermon as:

Somehow, over the past few decades, Unitarians and Universalists have lost our way, often demonstrating the very opposite of our purposes and principles. Now, whatever we are about must include regaining our place as am influential liberal religious voice in the world. It is not to correct others, including the UUA, nor to exist in opposition to anyone or anything.  We are here to benefit and guide others by promoting and demonstrating who we are and what we are about. In this sermon, we’ll consider more precisely what this means.

The Service begins at 10:00 PST (1:00 PM EST)

Zoom access at https://tinyurl.com/NAUAService

ALL are Welcomed!


Online Communities – Good enough?

The link from this page is to the recording of a recent service at UUSpokane. This regular service is not an NAUA event, but given the need in the NAUA and all distributed organizations to create and sustain online communities, I hope it will be of interest. I also am at risk of “blowing my own horn” in that I (Terry Anderson) was the speaker.

The talk is entitled Online and Offline Community – Building Effective, Sustainable and Enjoyable Religious Communities. I overview the ways that religious communities are using the internet to support a variety of personal and ritualized interaction designed to support and build  community.

The service recording is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4aSlnYt5tY  The talk begins at approx. minute 28 of this recording.

Top Notch Saturday Community Worship Service

NAUA’s monthly worship for October was service was exceptional. The music was first rate and Rev. Mark Gallager gave a very insightful sermon – Not Fallen Angels: Reconsidering fashionably cynical attitudes about humanity and civilization.

The zoom recording of this service is available at https://youtu.be/lLR_n-f2VBM

A reminder that these monthly services are hosted on the third Saturday of each month starting at 10:00 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT).  I find it saves time and hassle searching for the Zoom URL, if you paste the zoom address for these services into your calendar as well – https://tinyurl.com/NAUAService

One can always watch the recording, but then you miss what often turns out to be the best part of the service (at least for some) the “coffee hour” discussion.

We hope to see you next and subsequent 3rd Saturdays!.