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Rev. Wendy Patoja, UU Guest Minister, Co-chair of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee of the UU Metro NY District.

In our earnest wish to be as inclusive of as many people as possible, it is not unusual for Unitarian Universalists to borrow elements or rituals from other cultural and religious traditions. But even with the best of intentions, too often we end up trampling on the identity of the very people with whom we are trying to ally. How can we remain in right relationship while welcoming and honoring others?
Music by Joel DeWitt, violin.

MONTHLY THEME:

June - FAITH

Faith – one’s sense of the ultimate character of existence – not only centers the mind and provides a resting place for the heart. It is also the orienting guide of the hand. Faith determines action. Faith is manifest in act. Faith is intimately related to doing…. Our faith is revealed in our behavior. ~ Sharon Daloz Parks

NEWS & NOTES:

Congregation Common Read

Summer Read

Our UUCMC Common Read this summer is "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich. This is Erdrich's latest novel set among modern Native Americans. As the Los Angeles Times review reprinted in the Star Ledger states "In the course of 13 novels and numerous short stories, she has laid out one of the most arresting visions of America in one of its most neglected corners, a tableaux on par with Faulkner, a place both perilous and haunted, cursed and blessed. LaRose is no exception."

The book discussion is scheduled for September 10th at 2pm.

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