Sunday Services take place in person at 11am in the Sanctuary.  You can also connect via NEW LINK or NEW NUMBER +1-646-558-8656 with Meeting ID 925 7319 2997. Please note that the Zoom information has changed!

Rev. Michael Burnett, our sabbatical minister until August 31, 2024.

July 7: "Nationalism as Religion"

Three days after July 4, we’ll critically examine the patriotic stuff which we often take for granted — documents (doctrines), practices (rituals), and artifacts (relics/temples) — under the lens of religious practice and ask ourselves: “To what extent is my patriotism part of my practical religion?”

July 14: "Gospel, Evangelism, and YoUU"

Words like “gospel” and “evangelism” are largely associated with one particular religious tradition — and for many of us, that association is not a positive one! This Sunday, we’ll take a look at the meaning of these words and explore how they apply to us as Unitarian Universalists, and how we may reclaim them for ourselves.

July 21: "UU Values in an AI World"

(Rev. Michael off; Scott Kasmire hosts service)

It’s difficult enough living our values in our age of instant social media consequences, political divisions, and changing technologies.  But in our lifetimes, we may have to struggle with ethical issues no other generation before us ever dreamed of.  How will our UU values inform us as we confront the new realities of artificial intelligence?

Bio:  Scott Kasmire, a Unitarian Universalist of several decades, and a UUFP member since 2017, teaches high school math on an Indian Reservation in New Mexico.  He has studied philosophy and religion for many years and has preached at UUFP on five previous occasions.

July 28: "The Virtue of Nonviolence"

Most, if not all, of us hold up nonviolence as a virtue. We admire nonviolent activists and moral-arc-benders like Mahatma Ghandhi; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Henry David Thoreau; and Thich Nhat Hanh. In seeking to imitate their methods of change, we need to remember that nonviolence is more than just refusing to do harm to others. This Sunday, we’ll take a look at what effective nonviolence looks like and how we may apply it to our own world — improving work.