By Dean Cerny
Special to The PREVIEW
On Sunday, Oct. 22, come celebrate Reformation Sunday, UU style.
Sound radical? It wouldn’t be “reforming” if it wasn’t. If you are prone to questioning religious authority and asking spiritual questions that irritate the status quo, let this service be your welcome to the hope of Unitarian Universalism. We’ll start the 500-year celebration at 10:30 a.m.
Protestant religious denominations are beholden to the Reformation movement begun by the likes of Martin Luther, John Calvin and many other spiritual pioneers. UU’s advocate for the authority of reason and conscience where “the ultimate arbiter in religion is not a church, nor a document, nor an official, but the personal choice and decision of the individual.” This sense of radical independence in spiritual matters owes much to the “protest” of Christian religious reformers 500 years ago.
Is there not room for ongoing reform in your spiritual practice? We invite you to come: Come exercise your personal spiritual choice for reform with like-minded individuals at the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a caring, inclusive fellowship dedicated to spiritual growth, justice and serving the needs of our larger community. As a Welcoming Congregation, we invite everyone to share in our faith community. We cherish diversity and foster a safe environment for all.
Enjoy refreshments and conversation after services, which are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza. From North Pagosa Boulevard, turn onto Park Avenue, then turn into the Greenbriar Plaza, drive to the east side of the parking lot and look for the Unitarian Universalist sign, facing north.
For further information, see pagosauu.org or call 731-7900.
By Dean Cerny