Speaker: Shelley Nagrani

I’m Trying

As we start anew – a new church year, or perhaps a new school year – there will be initiatives and programs, successes and failures. Can we choose the lens through which we look at these things? What might be the healthiest lens?

UUA Service from General Assembly

We will be viewing the Synergy Bridging service from this year’s UU General Assembly, “Replanting Interdependence”. This service showcases the young minds and hearts of our denomination and highlights the creativity with which youth and young adults create new traditions. If you are unable to attend UUMAN in person, you are invited to watch “Replanting Interdependence” from home by going to this web page:

Ordinary Miracles

Families and other emotional systems develop patterns and habits that can confuse or enhance our relationships. The movie Encanto offers a window into these processes.

Please note, there will be spoilers, you may want to watch the movie first!

This is a lay-led service.

Where is your flag this flag day?

It is Flag Day! Flags are a symbol of ownership and of borders. They also have meaning. We fly a flag because it stands for something with which we identify. What happens when our flag stands for something with which we do not identify? What do we do?

Holiday Traditions

Many of us grew up with traditions in which our families participated during this time of year. For many, decorating a tree was one tradition. In this service, the congregation will be invited to contribute an ornament from their home to decorate the UUMAN Christmas tree. At the same time, we will remember that, around the world, there are other traditions at this time of year. UUMAN congregants from other countries will share stories about the traditions with which they grew up.

Music: UUMAN Band

Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone

Shelley Nagrani will share her experience of learning to do that which seems undo-able and finding comfort in that which seems uncomfortable. The Leadership Development Committee will talk about taking on roles at UUMAN that feel like a stretch and end up fitting like a … read more.