Upcoming UU topic: ‘Exploring Native American Religion as Place, Power, and Protocol’


By Pauline Benetti  | Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 

Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) in-person services are on the first and third Sundays of the month at 10:30 a.m. Zoom services have been discontinued. 

In-person meditation practice is on the second and fourth Sundays at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Our sermon this Sunday comes to us from our generous neighbors to the south, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, N.M. As part of First U’s Summer Interfaith Series, the Rev. Randy Granger spoke on “Exploring Native American Religion as Place, Power, and Protocol.” We will stream from that service on Sunday.

Granger is a musician, a spiritual leader, a drum circle leader, a workshop leader and an ordained minister. He is also of Mayan and Apache ancestry, among other tribes.

Granger will explore Native American spirituality and religions through creation stories, music and common beliefs amongst Native peoples. 

He will share with us how Native American ideas such as the Seventh Generation and Walking in Beauty resonate still with us and can help guide us in our personal lives. It takes a special listening to pick up on the wisdom of these simple stories as he encases them in haunting flute melodies.

In response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking of COVID-19 hospitalization as low in Archuleta County (+26 in past week, up 4 percent) the PUUF Steering Committee states that masking will be optional at this time in our building; however, social distancing is encouraged. To that end the maximum capacity of the fellowship has been reduced to 25, a very good reason for arriving a few minutes early. 

Our fellowship offers each individual support in our unique spiritual path and an opportunity to participate in positive social and environmental action. We welcome diversity and invite everyone to share in our faith community. 

Find us in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza 301 N. Pagosa Blvd. on the north side facing the Pagosa Peak. Join us. For more information about the fellowship, please visit www.pagosauu.org.