There were passionate calls to be peacemakers - from arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, astronaut Mark Kelly, Senator Amy Klobachar, Representative Keith Ellison, Canada's prime minister Trudeau, 2015 Nobel Prize laureates the Tunisian Quartet, and others. Ten WBUUC youth attended the Nobel Peace Prize Youth Forum at Augsburg College. They studied ways to reduce conflict, climate … Continue reading Heroes Needed
“This summer… we’ve been learning about how Harry Potter can be in our lives-- not physically, but spiritually.” -Mara, WBUUC Youth Truth can be found in all sorts of unexpected places. Because our impulse is to form beliefs about what is true from our own experiences, it takes training and discipline to remember that there … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
NOTHING CAN BE CHANGED UNTIL IT CAN BE FACED: UU White Supremacy Teach-In The Unitarian Universalist Association is engaging urgent work this month, as more than 600 congregations nationwide grapple with white supremacy in our culture and our churches as a moral, political and spiritual issue. This Sunday, May 21, Rev. Ashley Horan will speak on this theme. … Continue reading Nothing Can Be Changed Until it Can Be Faced
On May 15th, construction began in the Sanctuary and the youth hallway. Here's what you can expect on Sunday morning: Social Hall and youth hallway are now closed for the remainder of the summer. Coffee, tea and cookies will not be available until the project concludes. The single stall, all-gender restroom will be unavailable-- The two multi-stall … Continue reading Construction Notes
What's the difference between equity and equality? Between justice and charity? How much do parents have to earn to support a family of four? What causes poverty? We explored questions like these, then headed out to do some good work on our Urban Immersion service retreat. Projects including cleaning Meals on Wheels containers, prepping an apartment for … Continue reading Serving Others
WBUUC Park Days are an open invitation to families of all ages to connect on weekdays during the summer. We hope to organize weekly gatherings in several different locations around the Twin Cities metro area as an opportunity for children to play together and for caretakers to connect and share resources. Families who participate in Park Days can … Continue reading WBUUC Summer Park Days Are Back!
The world is calling to us, in an ancient language. Let us listen! "Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war." Science author Loren Eiseley penned these words. He … Continue reading The World is Calling
Families are often faced with news that makes us feel worried or uneasy; as caregivers, navigating these conversations with children can be difficult, especially as we struggle to make sense of things ourselves. Our latest blog entry offers a variety of resources to help guide tough conversations at home. General Guidelines for tough conversations: From PBS … Continue reading Toolbox for Difficult Conversations
These are stressful times, for both young and old, as our country wrestles with actions by the new administration that leave many feeling threatened. How do we engage for democratic principles, justice, and peace while also coping with fear, sadness, anger, and worry, and bewilderment? Know that you are cherished. As a community of faith, UUs support one another … Continue reading Peace in Hard Times
Photos from an afternoon among friends. What fun!