A Rev. Bill Commentary: Finding Hope in Dark Times

Our theme for December selected by our KCUUC Council on Worship is “Hope”.  As she usually does, Mary Oliver finds the most elegant ways to access abstract topics.  Let me share a prose-poem by her titled Maybe hope, maybe faith: In the winter I am writing about, there was much darkness. Darkness of nature, darkness … Continued

Preview: Rev. Bill’s Dec.10 Sermon

O My G-d – by Rev. Bill Graves and Rev. Lita Malone  The title to this service borrows from the Jewish tradition of refraining from saying or writing a full word representing the source of all which is unknowable and unnamable. But, even while acknowledging our inherent limitations in this subject area, some of us cannot … Continued

Bill’s Thursday Seminar – Dec. 7

Pilgrim Experiences Thursday . December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm. Bill will discuss his walk this past September and October along 180 miles of the Camino Portugues as well as his longer walk several years ago on the Camino Frances.  Both are routes used by Pilgrims over the past 1000 years to journey to a Spanish city … Continued

Children’s RE Begins Oct. 8th

Chalice Children This year the Chalice Children (K – 3rd grade) will be investigating Faithful Journeys. Children embark on a pilgrimage of faith, exploring how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. Each lesson includes historic or contemporary examples of UU faith in action. Stories about real people model how children can activate … Continued

A Rev. Bill Commentary: Reflections from New Orleans

I write this as I wend my way home from our denomination’s annual General Assembly (“GA”), this year held in steamy New Orleans.  As always it was a time to feel the joy and stimulation of celebrating our common faith with over 4000 UU’s.  The rich and spicy cuisine of the Big Easy also helped.   … Continued

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as the ninth president of UUA

From the UU World The Unitarian Universalist Association elected the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as its ninth president on June 24. Frederick-Gray is the first woman elected to lead the liberal religious movement, which includes approximately 1,000 congregations with 200,000 adults and children in the United States. But as she spoke to the UUA’s General Assembly … Continued

So What happened at General Assembly (GA) 2017

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Much of what happened at GA 2017 can be found here. UU World articles on GA 2017 can be found here. GA 2017 featured a Public Witness Project- … Continued

UUA Denounces SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Travel Ban

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision regarding President Trump’s executive order on travel: The UUA is profoundly disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court did not uphold the lower courts’ injunctions on the Trump administration’s travel ban, allowing the ban to be … Continued