The Freedom to Celebrate
Rev. Myke Johnson
♦♦♦ Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM ♦♦♦ Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins this year on the evening of December 12th. Today we will reflect once more on its important lessons about religious freedom, the purpose of holidays, and remembering how to be happy.
- Book discussion in January?
- Church Library desires donation
- December “Share the Plate” recipient will be Minister’s Discretionary Fund
- Family Promise at A2U2
- Gift suggestion for family and friends
- Join Popcorn Women for fun and fellowship!
- New members welcome at A2U2 Food Co-op
- Open studio group forming for artists and craftspeople
- Spiritual Enrichment Groups announce openings
- Whalecoast Alaska 2018
What people are saying
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.
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.
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.
This community is all about peace and love and caring about other people.
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.
I wanted a community of thoughtful people and especially people who were interested in community service, and I found it here in spades.