Unitarian Universalists to hear service from Durango: ‘Land of the Free’


By Joan Ward | Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

While the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship is having our own services on the first and third Sundays of the month, we have the opportunity to join the UU Fellowship of Durango service on Zoom this next Sunday, March 27, at 10 a.m. to hear the Rev. Gary Kowalski. We will be watching it at the Pagosa Fellowship or you can watch it at home on Zoom — their website link is below and you click on “click here.” 

If you are attending in person, please plan on arriving by 9:45 a.m., so we are ready to join promptly at 10 a.m. 

As stated on the Durango UU Fellowship website: “In honor of women’s history month, Rev Kowalski revisits the remarkable bravery that took Viola Liuzzo from her Unitarian congregation in Detroit to the front lines of Selma where she died, reflecting on what lessons we can take away in this renewed moment of racial reckoning.” 

If you are watching from home, the link is: https://durangouu.org/worship/upcoming-worship-services/.

Kowalski and Rev. Munro Sickafoose are serving for six months as targeted ministers for the Durango UU Fellowship while they search for an interim minister. Both currently live in Santa Fe and co-pastor the Taos UU congregation once a month each. 

Kowalski is author of many books, including “Revolutionary Spirits,” “Science and the Search for God” and “The Bible According to Noah.” He has also served congregations in Vermont, Washington, Tennessee and Massachusetts.

Depending on the current recommendations concerning COVID, please be prepared to wear a well-fitting mask if deemed necessary while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you at the door. Social distancing will be encouraged and to that end, the maximum capacity of the fellowship has been reduced to 25, a very good reason for arriving a few minutes early.

Our fellowship, based on its seven principles, offers each individual support in their unique spiritual path and an opportunity to participate in social and environmental action. We welcome diversity and invite everyone to share in our faith community.

The Pagosa UU Fellowship is located in Greenbrier Plaza, 301 N. Pagosa Blvd., Unit B-15, which is on the north side of the building. It faces Greenbrier Drive.

For more information about the fellowship, please see the website www.pagosauu.org.