Topic: Congregational Identify

Congregational Identity and You [video]

Our theme this month involves taking a look at who we are. This congregation is doing much work to determine that identity to secure the best fit for this congregation with their future minister. How do you see yourselves? What are your strengths and challenges? We will explore some of the results of the work you did in Appreciative Inquiry last June.

Our Circles [pdf]

Scientists say everything changes constantly. We may say, nothing is constant, only change. Many individuals and many communities think, or they would like to think that old patterns of their existence will work forever. But time and the realities of life challenge us all, and call us to revise our principles, our creeds, our laws, our way of being and thinking. Circles of our communities are in a constant movement, and depending on our decisions, we help our circles to grow or we narrow it. The circle is a magic shape. From the circles of Archimedes, the ancient scientist through the circles of love in which Jesus, the prophet tried to create the kingdom of God and the circle around which the knights of King Arthur believed in the possibility and the power of equality and mutual respect, we arrive to our communities and our circles. What kind of changes and challenges do we experience in Transylvanian Unitarian and in American Unitarian Universalist circles?

Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis of Assisi in the Catholic tradition is the patron saint for ecologists, known for his love of animals and nature. His feast day is October 4 and in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we honor his intent and dedication to the earth in God’s name. We will have an outdoor service this day and all are welcome to bring their animals, a picture of them or can name them during the service. It is a blessing to have our animal friends in our lives.