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this sunday, June 20th at 10am
"Be the Phoenix Not the Ash"
rev. dr. joshua snyder, minister
Rev. Josh's last sermon for the church year. It has been a crazy year for both the Minister and the Congregation. However difficult it may have been, we are emerging out of the other side; perhaps stronger for the experience. We will hear from Taoist master Ming-Tao Deng, give advice to UU ministers, learn about the Phoenix in Greek mythology, review the emotional rollercoaster that was 2020-2021, and yes...there will be Harry Potter!
Click HERE for Order of Service.
The 8th Principle
The 8th Principle is a new principle proposed in 2013 by two Unitarian Universalists Paula Cole Jones and Bruce Pollack-Johnson. It addresses how we need to dismantle systemic racism and other forms of oppression. It has been adopted by more than thirty-three Unitarian Universalist congregations to date, and many others considering adoption in the coming year. The UUA is considering adopting it in June of 2022. The UUCHV Board plans to vote on it at our Annual Meeting in June 2021.
The 8th Principle States
“We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
The UUCHV 8th Principle Task Force was appointed by the UUCHV Board to provide opportunities for members and friends to learn about the principle through suggested readings and videos.
You will find a link below to all the bi-weekly eNews editions and suggested learning resources about the 8th Principle in case you missed any.
Read about the 8th Principle – Why Now? Background and History
See All Suggested Resources CLICK HERE
8Th Principle Task Force: Betsy Tomic,
Sheri Brown, Jim Russell, Eddy Fried,
Ginny Stillman, and Leah Nelson
summer sunday services
June 27th: The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will be generously sharing a link for the General Assembly (GA) Sunday service on Sunday, June 27th. We will share the link for the 10 am Sunday service with you when we get it the afternoon of Saturday, June 26th. There will be no children’s chapel or breakout rooms that Sunday. It will be the GA service live streamed.
Our awesome team will be back with you for zoom summer services starting July 4th. This summer we are trying something new: combining services on zoom with First Unitarian Society of Westchester (FUSW). We will each be responsible for 5 services throughout the summer, starting with our congregation on July 4th, which will be led by The Rev. Kimberley Debus. The next Sunday, FUSW will be responsible for the service. Both congregations will get to experience different ways of doing things (such as Joys and Sorrows, hymn singing, and conversation after the formal service is over) in this summer collaboration. This is only a summer project, but we look forward to getting to know our Hastings UU “neighbors” through sharing Worship together. A unique collaboration opportunity.
Please join us in welcoming our UU neighbors this summer on zoom.
UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Circle 'Round for Justice ● Healing ● Courage is the theme for General Assembly 2021. GA is a time to circle ‘round in community.
We circle ‘round in care and healing; for liberation and justice; and for love and courage.
The best sermons, worship, presentations/discussions/meetups on a wide range of UU topics, music (pause) wonderful music…a few spots are still open for the famous UUA GA Choir and so much more. This is all built around our policy/legislative sessions. You can be part of our democratic faith making its decisions. The time to sign up to be a UUCHV delegate -- and vote on measures important to our time and our faith -- is NOW.
Registration is $200 per person. Financial support for registration as well as a payment plan are available. General Assembly registrants receive access to the 2021 Online Participation Portal, including live, simulive, and on-demand video content, the virtual exhibit hall, chat features, support, and a (new!) GA mobile app.
Click Here to read testimonials from UUCHV members who attended the 2020 UUA GA.
WHO WE ARE
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal, non-creedal religion-- meaning we are bound together not by dogma or doctrine, but by our commitment to be in intentional and thoughtful relationship with one another as we walk the journey of seeking the truth.
As a community that is committed to living, working, and worship with each other in ways that foster individual and collective growth, we agree to live by our covenant.
To create an atmosphere of trust and safety, we agree to call each other back into covenant and to forgive ourselves and others.