UU Church Visits
What a joy it is to travel both nationally and internationally and visit other Unitarian Universalist churches, meet their members and, perhaps, make a few new friends along the way. If you would like to share your experiences meeting with other like-minded souls, contact your Web Conduit sending in a few photos, brief description, and the date of you encounter.
UU Santa Fe was a friendly and welcoming congregation. Carolyn West and John Logue attended the 10:30 am service (second service), Sunday, July 15, 2018.
The minister, Rev Gail Marriner, read a homily entitled “An Invitation to move Beyond Words” as an introduction to a service centered on meditation. Congregants were encouraged to participate via one of several activities including simple Tai Chi movements, mandala building, and controlled breathing.
This was accompanied by improvisational music provided by drumming and Native American style flute. The service was very calming and pleasant. It closed with a hand holding benediction.It was interesting to note that the UU Santa Fe Covenant of Right Relations was located on the back of their bulletin.
Lee and Julian Minghi traveled to England in July 2018. They visited with Reverend Sarah Tinker and toured her beautiful church. Essex Unitarian church is the oldest in London. This new building is less central than the original church location.
Note, the sun is shining… One does not need to walk around with an umbrella all the time
Thursday, June 14, 2018, was a special day as we walked to the Unitarian Church headquarters for Czech Republic and visited with the Director, Lucie Hrabankova. She gave us a tour of the offices and directed us to the Unitarian Church around the block. It was closed but we did get pictures that we are sending. She knew our Rev. Zsolt and had worked on committees with him.