‘How do religion and spirituality differ?’

On Sunday, Jan. 25, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will hear a talk on religion and spirituality, presented by local writer and educator, Julie Loar.

She raises the question, “How do religion and spirituality differ?” She points out that, “Though these terms are often interchanged, they have different meanings and applications in our lives.

“Religion is based on faith, belief, and a code of behavior, while spirituality brings our eternal selves into everyday life. This program will explore the differences in these two important dimensions of our connection to the divine.”

Loar is an international teacher, historian, and award-winning author of four books and dozens of articles.

This month, the children’s program has been exploring the various aspects of prayer around the world. Religious Education Coordinator De Anna Hoyle, asks, “Do Unitarian Universalists (UU’s) pray?” She adds, “Ask ten different UU’s, you’d have ten different answers. Many UU’s believe that being grateful is a prayer in itself.”

As they delve into finding their own answer, the children and youth will hear about Unitarian churches in India, and make prayer beads reminding us to be grateful for all we have.

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.