UU topic: Honoring our founding mothers

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, May 11, the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a talk entitled “Honoring our Founding Mothers with an Emphasis on First Lady Abigail Adams,” delivered by Jean Strahlendorf.

Jean’s talk will profile our founding mothers who fought in the Revolution as valiantly as our founding fathers, those brave men who fought the British, signed the Declaration of Independence and framed the Constitution.

When the men went off to war, the women ran the farms and businesses and raised the children, being as stalwart as their husbands on the battle fields. Jean will emphasize the role of Abigail Adams and some of her friends as examples of the sacrifice women made for our fledgling nation.

This service will incorporate our UU principle: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” 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.”

Jean Strahlendorf is a professor emeritus at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in the department of cell physiology and molecular biophysics. She currently serves on the UU worship committee and steering committee.

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 inter-generational 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 May 8, 2014.