We’ve known this since we were five years old. Saying sorry is hard, and so is accepting an apology. But that’s only the surface of forgiveness and atonement. Let’s explore this together…what does forgiveness mean in our own relationships, in our community, and in our world.
The Williams family moved to Maine from Washington, D.C. in 2014. They were members of All Souls UU there. Tara and Mike joined A2U2 in 2015 after attending for several months. Tara enjoys volunteering with the RE program and is chair of the RE Committee. Mike joined the Board of A2U2 this spring.
- MEET OUR 2018-2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- Job Available for Church Sexton
- Minutes of annual congregational meeting now available
- Interim Minister Chosen
- AUDREY SEALE FUND WINNERS
- Black Lives of UU update
- NNED Board Proposes to Dissolve
- The Knitting Ministry meeting
What people are saying
Allen Avenue UU Church is a loving, supportive community that gives us wings to fly and explore our own spirituality in order to become the people we truly want to be.
On the wall of our sanctuary there’s a statement that says ‘we celebrate diversity, encourage spiritual growth, and promote social responsibility’ and that’s really why I’m here. The message of Unitarian-Universalism is also about equality and freedom, the dignity of every human being, all things that can sound like clichés – but they really have some meaning in this church.
Why am I a member of Allen Avenue UU Church? It can best be summarized in two words: community and beliefs. I have been part of various church communities all of my life. As my religious beliefs changed I had trouble getting up each Sunday and reciting things I no longer believed in. Then I discovered Unitarian Universalism where we say we believe in Love, Truth, Helping Others, and the Sanctity of Life. That I can agree with.
This community is all about peace and love and caring about other people.
I wanted a community of thoughtful people and especially people who were interested in community service, and I found it here in spades.
When Jerry and I visited A2U2 almost 20 years ago we were looking for community. From our first Sunday here, we knew A2U2 could become the answer to our search. Who can resist a place where you feel needed and valued for who you really are?
What I found at Allen Avenue UU Church is a community that accepts me for who I am and what I believe, yet has people with different beliefs I can learn from; there is no pressure to believe a specific creed.
At Allen Avenue UU Church we have the opportunity to find out what matters most to each of us in response to life’s deepest questions and then to act on those beliefs. There’s no reason to do that alone; it’s so much more fun with others.
At Allen Avenue UU Church I found a community of like-minded people without the religious dogma that drove me away from the church of my youth.