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Unitarians discuss concept of grace

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On May 25, a DVD will be used to discuss the concept of grace, delivered by the Rev. Angela Herrera, an associate minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Albuquerque. Herrera will use life situational events to demonstrate the concept that, “Grace is what happens when we experience what is sacred, meaningful and beautiful.”

Herrera explains that, “Grace is an undeserved gift; we are not entitled to it, we cannot earn it and we are not so bad or lost or miserable as to be disqualified from receiving it.”

Frederick Buechner, writer, theologian and Presbyterian minister, calls grace “the muffled presence of the holy.”

This service will incorporate two of our UU principles: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person” and “Justice, equality and compassion in human relations.” 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.

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 May 22, 2014.