Spiritual Diversity: Christmas Season Traditions
Although Unitarianism and Universalism are both based in liberal Judeo-Christian traditions, our search for truth and meaning leads us to embrace diverse teachings from both Eastern and Western religions and philosophies to connect with the sacred (see Sources of our Living Tradition). In the words of the 13th century Sufi poet, Jalaluddin Rumi:
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground. There are a thousand ways to go home again.
As UU’s, we support the free and responsible search for truth and meaning through embracing and practicing forms of spirituality that resonate within our individual hearts and minds. This month, we will take a glimpse of: Hanukkah; Winter Solstice; a Cuban Christmas; and Kwanzaa; along with UU youth, Lenora Roberts’ view of the season.
This month’s guest speaker, a current CRUUC board member, and fourth generation Universalist, Marnie Buckley, taught Spanish and was a guitar instructor and performer of folk music. After graduate school, she worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the fields of police social work and as director of a family counseling agency. Local activism, volunteering at the Task Force and Douglas County Indivisible have been rewarding connections to the community. Most important has been Marnie’s role as a grandmother, which brings her great joy.
We hope you’ll join us! Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. and bring food and/or drink to share. Meetings begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. followed by breakout discussion groups. As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour which usually ends around 6:30 p.m. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome.
Our meeting place is 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church**.
For more information, simply email Cath Wyngarden at firstname.lastname@example.org.