Friday, September 24, 2010

October 3 is Association Sunday

The Unitarians and the Universalists joined up together in 1960 and became the Unitarian Universalist Association. Every year the UUA celebrates the unification. This year is the 50th anniversary.

The Brockport Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is not yet part of the UUA but we hope to join next Spring after we have Charter Sunday.

From the UUA web site:

This is a unique year for Unitarian Universalists (UUs) everywhere: we are kicking off festivities for the 50th anniversary of our Association! Join thousands of UUs on October 3, 2010, for Association Sunday, a special service and collection that will celebrate the past 50 years of UUism and the future of our faith.

Proceeds from this year’s Association Sunday special collection will go to ensuring that our faith thrives for generations to come. Beginning in spring 2010, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will embark on an in-depth strategic review of leadership and growth in order to develop an action plan to strengthen our community for future generations.

“We want congregations that are spiritually deep places where strong and enduring relationships can flourish, and that are engaged in their communities as sources of moral vision and effective action. We want our religious homes to be truly multi-generational and reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the wider world. And, we want professional religious leaders who are visionary, spiritual, innovative, and diverse.”

—The Rev. Peter Morales, President of the UUA

Help us realize this shared vision by joining with fellow Unitarian Universalists across the country this Association Sunday.


  1. I hope you get enough people to join. Together we succeed, and alone we may fail.

    UUA all the way.

    What kind of a job do you think Morales is doing?

  2. Has the UUA helped you folks in Brockport get your congregation planted?

    I don't think they do much except spin PR and hold conferences.

  3. What good is the UUA? People at my church don't like paying them money. It's hard to explain what they do, and for whom, and how it's worth it to the few people in our pews.

  4. Yeah, I don't know. I think they do some good things but I went to Boston between Christmas and New Year's last year, prime visiting time and the UUA was locked up tighter than a drum. There were a lot of other people in Boston on vacation as well. I went to the Museum, to the Aquarium, many of the historical sites, the Blue Man Group, etc. but alas no UUA in the cradle of Unitarianism. It was sad really. Can you imagine the Vatican being closed at Christmas. Do they close Mecca?

    As a practical matter its no big deal really but as a symbolic thing, it sends a message that the UUA is not really important or doing good work at some of the most festive and important religious holidays of the year.

    Maybe Peter Morales will change this this year and do something special to host visitors during the Christmas holidays in Boston. I'd go again if Peter and the staff were there.