When I began to think about bringing back my favorite sermons from the last 13 years, I realized that many of them had found their way into my book, Finding Our Way Home. One topic that has been central for me at A2U2 is to expand our understandings of spirituality, and provide ways for folks who don’t resonate with the word “spiritual” to actually venture into spiritual practices that are true to their own paths and personalities. Today I will share that message.
- All about the FERRY BEACH RETREAT
- Family Promise News
- Summary of the minutes of the February Board meeting
- Summary of minutes of 2/18/18 special congregational meeting
- New and improved coffee hosting routine!
- Calling all A2U2 artists
- Black Lives of UU update
- Church Libraries announce latest acquisitions
- Social Action Committee News
- A2U2 Blood Drive
- Seeking Medicaid Expansion Stories
- Come Sing a Song With Us!
- Ministerial transition update
- Elder Salon
- Chili and Chowder lunch for fuel assistance
- Ferry Beach retreat registration begins
- CANCELLED: Lift Every Voice: Interfaith Advocacy Days in Augusta
- 03/19/2018 - 03/20/2018
- Family Promise volunteer training
- Civil Conversations Project Discussion
- The Knitting Ministry meeting
What people are saying
I wanted a community of thoughtful people and especially people who were interested in community service, and I found it here in spades.
This community is all about peace and love and caring about other people.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.