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UUs consider religion and public life

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a DVD sermon by The Reverend Christine Robinson, senior minister at First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque.  

Her sermon will be based on a recently published report from The Pew Forum on “Religion and Public Life.”

Historically, this creedless denomination was originally formed to reject the concept of the Trinity, in favor of belief in one God. Although it is at the forefront of many progressive social action programs, she  points out that “UUs are actually the direct religious descendants of the New England Puritans.  All through New England in the old town centers, the oldest church is likely to be Unitarian.”  

She adds that, “In New England, the Unitarians were dominant for most of a century, from the late 1700s through the end of the Civil War.”

Religious history in America is complicated,  and many of Rev. Robinson’s findings promise to be quite surprising.

This month the children and youth will turn their attention from Hinduism to Buddhism as they continue their series on the wisdom of the world’s religions.  They will hear the story of how Buddhism began, and play a matching game exploring the Noble Eight-Fold path.

The Children’s Religious Exploration program runs concurrent to the service and is for ages 3 and up. For questions regarding this program, contact De Anna Hoyle, 264-7224.

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.