We explored the past and present of Unitarian Universalism in order to gain insights about the way forward as individuals and as a faith movement.
Emily Conger is a nearly lifelong Unitarian Universalist from New Jersey, who now loves living in the Mountain West. She is an aspirant for Unitarian Universalist ministry and a student at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Emily cares deeply about youth and young adult ministry, reproductive justice, and building supportive communities.
We celebrated the annual ritual that has been a tradition in Unitarian Universalism since 1923. The children joined us and lead parts of our service. Each person brought a flower so that we could build a beautiful bouquet to symbolize the unity we can create from our diversity. Here is the history of Flower Communion.
Transformation happens over and over again throughout our lives. We explored the steps found in all mythological journeys to transformation and how each step takes us to our highest potential.
Here is the music video shown during the sermon:
I have been blessed to have lived several lives in this one. Many of you have as well. To be awakened into a new life can be both jolting and joyful. "Spirit of life, come unto me." We celebrated together the daily opportunity we are given to be born again.
Rev. Barry Bloom is a community minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO. He previously served Columbine UU as their minister and JUC as the Minister of Spiritual Life. His wife, Amanda Trosten-Bloom is a consultant and author who specializes in appreciative inquiry. Daughter Hannah Joy Bloom is finishing her Junior year at CU Boulder in Piano Performance/English Lit. He has been a guest minister here a number of times in the past.
Here you will find recent sermons, some audio, some video.