The Five Practices of Welcome Renewal

In 2019 the UUA will be launching a new Welcoming Congregations renewal program called The Five Practices of Welcome Renewal. The goal of the program is to encourage congregations to practice Welcome every year, year-round.

(This is being held on Pride Sunday. It is a Multigenerational Service, thus no Religious Education classes that day.)

The Beauty of Imperfection

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Tuesday. It is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  We return to this holy day year after year because we are imperfect – some might say perfectly imperfect. What might this mean for us?

(This will be a New Member Sunday)

Rosh Hashana for UUs

The meaning of Rosh Hashanah is to “awaken the listeners from their slumber (by blowing the shofar) and to alert them of the upcoming day of atonement and judgement.” It also commemorates the creation of the world.

It’s celebrated with prayers, greetings and symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey (symbolic of wishing a sweet new year), dates, black-eyed peas, leeks, spinach, gourds, beets, gefilte fish, pomegranates, and challah bread.