Our doctrine is Love.
Our sacrament, the quest for Truth.
Our covenant is with all Life.
Our prayer is for Peace.
Our journey, toward Freedom.
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The Unitarian Universalist Community of Independence (UUCI) will meet for its regular monthly service on May 15, 2015 at the public library in Independence. All are welcome to the pre-service social and planning meeting at 5:30, when free pizza and fellowship will be served. At 7:00 p.m., this month's Service theme will be the 5th UU Principle, "The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large." We'll have a fun team-building activity, meditations and a group discussion on this Principle, and a facilitated discussion and vote on new By-laws for our congregational governance. As always, coffee, tea and cookies will follow the service.
Because of the great diversity of our services, you will need to attend more than once to get a feel for who we are and what we do. A typical service will present readings from a variety of sources, "religious" and otherwise; perhaps Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, humanism, wisdom literature, poetry, New Age writers, historical Unitarians, psychology, or many other sources. There will be hymns representing these same traditions, and musical selections ranging from classical to folk and popular. Special musicians, both instrumental and vocal, greatly enrich our services from time to time.
Because we have no minister, the service may be presented by a guest speaker, may be an all-musical program, possibly a dramatic presentation, a meditation experience, or a panel discussion. Messages are quite varied and range from the theological to the personal to folk narrative to topics specific to our church and denomination.
In all our services there is much good will and good humor as well as serious reflection.