Topic: Truth and Meaning

The Church of the Mulligan

A “Mulligan” in golf is a do-over. It’s your chance to, without penalty, try again when your shot goes into the next fairway, into an unforgiving patch of poison ivy, etc. This is a very good rule. How can we apply this to our work at UUMAN?


The second in a two-part series related to the duality of Dark and Light. The first service, closest to the Winter Solstice while in a pandemic, focused on poetry related to night, night language and going deeper.

This service, closest to the Summer Solstice, focuses on words about light, change and transformation. Where will these words lead us as we re-emerge from this isolation?

Welcoming Day of Observance: Marriage Equality Day

The Implications of our 7th Principle

Our 7th Principle: Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We are a Part. For us to respect this interdependent web we must first believe in it. Do we? What are the implications?

Jesus, May I Ask You Something?

Jesus of Nazareth was undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in human history. How might he respond to the needs of our world today?

50/50 Family Promise

There Is No Nature! ….What???

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek makes the radical claim that, “There is no Nature.” What if he’s right? What if everything is simply…well, just everything? If that could be true, what about us?
Worship associate: Shelley Nagrani

Cultivating a Relationship with Uncertainty

No doubt the coming year will bring with it an uncertain future. Nobody particularly likes uncertainty but it is a condition of our existence. How does uncertainty affect us? Can it ever be productive? Can it change us for the better?

Music: UUMAN Band.

Faith in Public Life

We will be faced with an unprecedented decision in the November elections. We’ve now seen the implications of our toxic political landscape and its accompanying ideologies. As a nation, we must now choose a path forward. In addition to merely choosing, what does UUMAN’s Vision compel us to do?

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir.

Working Together

Gravity existed long before Newton “discovered” it. What unknown aspects of our very selves have yet to be discovered? Together, how can any newly discovered aspects of our nature be put together with who we already are to create something beautiful?

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