An online magazine of faith based on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The mission of Unitarian Universalism: A Way Of Life ministries is to provide information, teach skills, and clarify values to facilitate the evolutionary development of increasingly higher levels of spiritual development for human beings around the world.
At church on Sunday, 02/24/19, The Future of Universalism in the local congregation.
At church on Sunday, 02/24/19, in a service dedicated to exploring the future of Universalism, Rev. Michelle Yates, answers the question: What do you think as far as the future of this church,
of our church, and of the Unitarian Universalism as a denomination?
Rev. Michelle Yates: I would
also be concerned about how do we continue to include everyone as we go forward
because people don't need to come here for socialization in the community. They
can get that in many other places, but what makes Church unique from all those
community of young adults they are willing to get out of bed early for a job,
for a reason. They can make a difference in people's lives and in the world.
They're not just going to be a pedestrian looking at things, but to be active
to find ways of what does it mean to be a member? What does it mean to be part
of a church community beyond Sunday mornings?
like sometimes when families walk in the door we also like to stand up and give
a round of applause because I really appreciate what it takes to get many
members together and out the door and into this building somewhere near 10:30.
Rev. Lane Cambell:
With all their shoes on right?
all the shoes. Yes. And so how do we come to do church, faith and action, where
everyone is a part of it, looking outside of the box for ways to make those
moments happen; we make community and church and faith in action a part of our
evolved away from the Sunday school of the past. You know, I think we've
achieved the vision of Sophia Lyons Fahs of an interactive experiential learning
experience for our kids. How do we do that going forward?