Forums on the Renewal of Unitarian Universalism Continue Jan. 20 at First Unitarian in San Francisco

The Minns Lectureship Committee continues its 2011-2012 lecture series with “Practicing Compassion and Connection More Fully,” to be held at First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco on Jan. 20, led by former UUA President the Rev. John Buehrens. The Rev. Bill Sinkford and the Rev. Meg Riley will be panelists at the event. The series will continue the conversation begun at the April 2011 Minns conference, “Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future.” For details and registration information, visit MinnsLectures.org. Read More

UU World: Winter Solstice and the Shaman Within

The dwindling of the sun’s light in autumn is a reminder that even as the old year dies, so must all living things. The shaman helps the tribe to accept this universal dying, to understand it is necessary for new life. When the daylight hours are shortest, we long for assurance that spring will return, that once again the warm sun will nurture growing things and make the earth green. In this time when foliage has all but disappeared, we look to the trees whose evergreen boughs offer us hope. Read More