On Sunday, May 22, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalism Fellowship will hear a sermon entitled “ Unitarian Universalism As a Spiritual Practice,” delivered by the Rev. Barry Bloom from Golden, Colo.
Bloom states that, “There are specific, historical teachings in our religious tradition that tell us through our Unitarian heritage there is an underlying unity that makes us one (UNI-tarian). And, through our Universalist heritage, all souls are sacred and worthy. Together, these form the basis of our covenant and lead to our purpose—salvation in this life.”
He concludes that “Thus, the spiritual practice is for us to connect to creation, the divine, ourselves, and to each other. This spiritual practice is not easy, but it is necessary if we are to realize the fullness and the promise of our UU faith.”
Reverend Dr. Bloom was ordained in 2002 at Columbine UU Church in Littleton, Colo. His current role is the Minister of Spiritual Life at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden. His work is to create an ongoing focus on the spiritual aspects of life through leadership of services, workshops and retreats, as well as pastoral care. Originally from the rural Midwest (Missouri), he entered ministry as a third career path after teaching for several years and spending much of his adult life as a counselor/therapist.
The children and young people will conclude their two week exploration of the humanist movement and its beliefs.
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.