"Raiding the Inarticulate: Of Sacred Space and Time" by the Rev. Dave Johnson, Interim Minister
Why is worship the single defining event in the life of Unitarian Universalist congregations? My colleague, Rev. Mark Belletini, recently retired from the UU Church in Columbus, Ohio, notes that "In worship we locate ourselves in a spiritual context which both transcends and transforms our daily concerns. These devotions help open our fists and heal our wounds. We are called to a deeper sense of our complicities and compassion. In worship the sensual is one with the spiritual, the intellectual, and the emotional." Given the rich diversity in styles and personal preferences, should there be common reference points? Rituals? Symbols? Goals? Why should worship be much more than a "whatever", "anything-goes" event? As we re-convene for a new church year, we'll reconsider Sunday worship as an essential defining event.
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