Our faith is an old one, with roots going deep into early Christianity and strong connections to the development of a truly American religion in the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet, too often, we hem and haw when asked if we are a religion, or even if we are religious. I say it’s time to proudly own the name. We are a religion and I will explore with you why I think it matters that we say so. The Cedars Choir will sing.
This is also our annual “Association Sunday,” when we honor connections to our wider UU religion (there’s that word). This year’s special collection is for programs designed to support UU professional leaders, including ministers, religious educators and musicians. For more information, see the UUA website. (Note that we are holding our local Association Sunday on Oct. 16, not Oct. 2.)