Our little congregation of Unitarian Universalists put our regularly scheduled service on hold so that we could process our thoughts and feelings about the 2016 election together.  It was a difficult election for many of us.  Nevertheless, we are grieving in this community.  How could it be otherwise?  The President Elect campaigned on a slate of promises that, apparently, appealed to a lot of spiritual people in the United States.  But Mr Trump's words, behavior, and slate of promises appeared to us to be in direct conflict with our Covenant.  

If you are looking at what is happening in our government and you are in despair about your nation or your community, come on by our building on Sunday morning and we will work this out together. Being alone is a tough way to deal with this.  Here I am including our Covenant, and a few other lines that our members brought to our service on this day.  If this speaks to you, then I urge you to come join us on any given Sunday and find some hope with us.:

Love is the doctrine of this church,

The quest of truth is its sacrament,

And service is its prayer.

To dwell together in peace,

To seek knowledge in freedom,

To serve all in fellowship,

To the end that we shall grow

Into harmony with the Divine,

Thus do we covenant with each other and with the world.

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

"the vulnerable ones... will not like what happens next."-Garrison Keillor

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”-Rumi

Ours is not a caravan of despair, so come join us some Sunday (Not December 25th... we aren't meeting that day.)

Peace,

Rick