UU Fellowship to consider Emerson’s ‘Self Reliance’

On Sunday, October 12, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes back Judith Reynolds, who will speak on “Self Reliance.”

Her presentation will deal with the insights and challenges found in this historic work by American transcendentalist philosopher, essayist and Unitarian, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Reynolds, a Durango journalist, biographer and former political cartoonist, points out that though Emerson’s famous essay was written in 1841, it continues to have relevance for our time. She asks, “How do his ideas on individualism and one’s ‘inner voice’ contribute to the way we live our lives today?”

The children’s program continues its theme exploring how the many cultures of different religions deal with the arrival of babies. This Sunday it will consider the religious rituals of christening and baptism, along with the UU ceremony of child dedication. They then will prepare their very own child dedication ceremony.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbrier Drive off of North Pagosa by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.