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‘Reclaiming the Feminine Divine’

On Sunday, Sept. 27, The Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a sermon entitled “Reclaiming the Feminine Divine,” presented by returned Pagosan, Ilene Haykus.

Haykus points out that, “Thirty years ago, the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association passed a resolution calling upon all Unitarian Universalists to examine their religious beliefs and the extent to which those beliefs influenced sex role stereotypes within their families and institutions.”

She follows up by saying, “Since then, we have adopted inclusive language in our written and spoken communications, empowered women within our ministry and improved the gender balance of our administrative bodies. Might there be still more that needs to be done?” 

Haykus was very active in the UU Fellowship in Pagosa Springs before moving with her family to Sedona, Arizona, for two years. She has given sermons at many UU churches and fellowships all over the Southwest, and has now again taken up permanent residence in Pagosa Springs.

The youth and children will begin this season with a new theme: The Unitarian Universalist Covenant.   Through this covenant, UU members promise to affirm and promote the principles of the UU Association. We will explore, as we play a matching game, what it means to live that promise in our daily lives. And, since the chalice is a symbol of that promise, we’ll make chalices with clay to add to our altars.

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