Unitarian Universalist service from Durango: ‘Earth Day — Love Your Mother’


By Joan Ward

| agosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

While the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship is having its 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, April 24, at 11 a.m., to hear the Rev. Gary Kowalski. Please note the time. 

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 10:45 a.m., so we are ready to join promptly at 11 a.m. 

As stated on the UU Fellowship of Durango’s website: “Rachel Carson did not live to see the first Earth Day. But her book, ‘Silent Spring,’ and the public battle she waged against the powerful chemical companies and agri-business interests that were poisoning the environment, marked the opening salvos of the modern battle to save the planet. Yet Carson was always more poet than provocateur, who believed that a sense of awe and wonder before nature were even more important than good science if we were to preserve our fragile home.”

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

Kowalski is serving for six months as a targeted minister for the Durango UU Fellowship while they search for an interim minister. He lives in Santa Fe and is a co-pastor of the Taos UU congregation. 

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 and the comfort level of those in attendance, please be prepared to wear a well-fitting mask while in the building. Social distancing will be encouraged and to that end the maximum capacity of the fellowship has been reduced to 25.

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 www.pagosauu.org.