‘The God We Pray To’

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, June 15, Ruth Rinehart will present a sermon entitled “The God We Pray To.” God? Pray? Us?

UU Theologian Galen Guengerich, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan, N.Y., has written a book entitled “God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age.” Our Fourth and Seventh Principles will guide us as we consider an understanding of God that doesn’t ask us to put science or our good thinking on the shelf, a new understanding that incorporates the best science of the day, as well as our deep human need for community.

Additionally, Ruth Rinehart will be conducting a dedication ceremony for Nia Leandra Heber this service. Rinehart is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry, finishing her second year at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Her evolving theology can be described today as queer, eco-feminist mysticism.

It is the mission of the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to “grow as a diverse community with differing beliefs and shared values. We seek to encourage spiritual growth and strive for compassion, justice and responsible action in our society and on our planet.”

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship sponsors a children’s spiritual educational program and encourages families with children to please join us for our Sunday service. Our children’s religious programs teach our Unitarian Universalist heritage, ethical living, moral precepts to love your neighbor, work for a better world, and to search for truth with an open mind. We also offer a number of intergenerational program activities. Arts and crafts projects also are utilized to illustrate these principles.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.

This story was posted on June 12, 2014.