Classics in Spirituality is a regular feature of Cobblestone’s programming. This program is scheduled on first and second Mondays of each month (unless the first is a holiday) at 11 a.m. to noon. This year the series continues to be presented via Zoom; please contact us (CobblestoneSpringsRC@gmail.com) to receive the Zoom link. Videos of most past programs (since fall 2020) are posted on our Vimeo channel.
An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism
with Rev. Douglas Taylor
After a little bit of history and a brief survey of some theology (to provide context), we will embark on an exploration of spirituality and values through the lens of Unitarian Universalism (UUism). We will consider the various spiritual influences on UUism through the centuries as well as the bright themes of our contemporary times. This session will illuminate not only “what UUism is” but also, how many UUs experience spirituality.
Today we Unitarian Universalists are at the point that our inclusivity is a bright beacon to the world and all those hungering for an open community grounded in values of truth and respect, personal integrity and communal support. We are not grounded in a creed or set belief as our center. — Rev. Douglas Taylor, May 23, 2021
Presenter: Rev. Douglas Taylor has served as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton, NY, for more than 15 years. He was ordained in 1999 at May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse.
Whether you revere God, Goddess, nature, the human spirit, or something holy that you have no name for, you are welcome to join any Unitarian Universalist community and to worship, study, work, and be in relationship with people who are all on their own spiritual paths. (From “Our Faith” essay in UU Pocket Guide, 2012 edition)