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Is UUCR a Family?

Dec. 9, 10:30 am                                      Rev. Dawn Sangrey

Is UUCR a Family?

Speaking about their UU congregation, some people say, “I love it. It’s just like a family.” They mean the good kind of family, of course: the intimate family where everyone is loving and helpful. James Luther Adams, one of the most preeminent UU theologians of the twentieth century, said that people need “intimacy and ultimacy.” We long for a sense of belonging. And we need to reach for whatever seems highest and most important, whatever matters most.  Adams also said that in order for goodness to prevail, it has to be institutionalized. He said the kind of institution you create reveals your beliefs. Let’s explore the family as a metaphor for UUCR and ask how this idea  shapes the congregation today.  

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