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a spiritual community of

open minds,

loving hearts,

and helping hands.

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Sunday Services

Sundays at 10:30 EST

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December 5, 2021

Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

WA: Lee Anzicek

Keeping the flame of hope alive

This Sunday falls at the end of the eight days of Hanukkah, a Jewish festival commemorating the Maccabean overthrow of colonizing rule.  A Talmudic story tells how a jug of oil, expected to last only one night, burned instead for eight.  How do we keep the flame alive in these challenging times?  How do we sustain strength and courage when events around us threaten to deplete us? 

 

December 12, 2021

Lay-Led Service

Mary Temple & Liz Firek

A Christmas carol

Born in 1812, Charles Dickens was forced to leave school at 12 years of age to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtor's prison. Dickens eventually returned to school, became a world-renowned journalist and author with a life long mission to expose the inequities of poverty. He railed against social stratification, writing about poverty, poor working and sanitary conditions, child labor and slavery. His story about the spirit of Christmas, "A Christmas Carol" may be one of his best known works. Did you know that Charles Dickens has Unitarian roots? This Sunday, we will explore the legacy of Charles Dickens and it's relevance to our modern times.

 

December 19, 2021

Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

The Christ and the Buddha

Some goodhearted people maintain that “in end, all religions are basically the same.”  This hardly seems the case with Christianity and Buddhism, which appear to be polar opposites, at least on the surface.  Despite the striking differences, is there a deeper current that connects these two great traditions?  This is a fitting exploration for December, which marks both Bodhi Day (December 8) and the birth of Jesus (December 25).

 

December 26, 2021

Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

Seasonal Poems/Prose and Inspiration

Rev. Sue will host a Seasonal Poetry/Prose reading service on the 26th and you are cordially invited to share a selection of your favorite poetry or prose with the CUUB community that day. Perhaps you have written a poem you would like to share or perhaps you have a favorite holiday reading, or something relating to Winter Solstice or a selection celebrating community...whatever inspires you! Share your inspiration with your beloved community by making beautiful poetry together!

 

December 26, 2021

Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

Seasonal Poems/Prose and Inspiration

Rev. Sue will host a Seasonal Poetry/Prose reading service on the 26th and you are cordially invited to share a selection of your favorite poetry or prose with the CUUB community that day. Perhaps you have written a poem you would like to share or perhaps you have a favorite holiday reading, or something relating to Winter Solstice or a selection celebrating community...whatever inspires you! Share your inspiration with your beloved community by making beautiful poetry together!

 

January 2, 2022

Lay-Led

Living with Intention

In January, 2022, Unitarian Universalist congregations in many places will be exploring  the theme of "Living with Intention." This service will be a guided discussion format giving us space to consider, share and discuss how we UUs can live with intention, individually and in community for the coming year. This is a time for deep listening to one another and holding one another with care and respect as we share our thoughts with one another.

 

January 9, 2022

Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

CUUB Stewardship

As Tim Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University recommends in his book, On Tyranny, "contribute to good causes." Making sure that the institutions that we love are whole is one of the ways we have to protect our society from increasing radical threats. And, on the not so scary side...we are a beloved community together...within and beyond our walls. Rev. Sue and the stewardship team will kick off our Stewardship season this Sunday.

 

January 16, 2022

Rev. Dr. John Buehrens 

Former UUA President

Transcendentalism and Social Justice

The Rev. John Buehrens was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations from 1993 to 2001. He served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California before retiring in 2017. He is the co-author with Forrest Church of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism. His other books include Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (2004); A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, with Rebecca Ann Parker (2011); Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History (2011); and Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (2020).

Returning to In-Person Gatherings

We know it's difficult to stay apart in these challenging times.  CUUB is following CDC and UUA guidelines to determine when we can safely do various activities.  We hope this chart will help with understanding the conditions in which we can be together so that we can be inclusive of those who remain vulnerable.

Each row represents an activity and precautions we must take to allow it. Each colored column represents a CovidActNow level.  You can check the current level at: covidactnow.org

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If you have questions about specific activities or how to read the chart, please contact board@cuub.org or ministry@cuub.org.

 
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Liberal Values

Welcome to Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton (CUUB). With a deep commitment to honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we come together as a congregation of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We are unified by our shared search for spiritual growth, and our historically strong commitment to social justice. Whatever your age, race, or sexual orientation, you are welcome here. We invite you to join us in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning.  

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Experiencing Mystery

DEC 2, 2018

Rev. Julie Brock

Experiencing Mystery Story - Rev. Julie Brock
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Inspiration from Everywhere and Anywhere

We recognize the diversity of our spiritual paths and beliefs, and offer a welcoming home for modern individuals and families who may struggle with singular dogma. We are united by shared values, not by creed.  We affirm and honor each individual's spiritual exploration.  

 

7 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

What do UUs Believe?

We're glad you asked! We affirm and promote seven principles which we hold as strong values.  Drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, nature, scripture, and personal experience, these principles are our shared moral compass.

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.​

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Deeds, Not Creeds

Our legacy of "deeds not creeds" calls us to harness love's power to stop oppression and make the world a better place.  Whether that means spreading kindness in our daily lives, planting a garden with our children, grassroots community organizing, or interfaith advocacy, marches, and prayer vigils, Unitarian Universalists strive to put our faith into action.

Check out the latest events here.

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We'd love to meet you this Sunday @10:30am.

And relax, you can wear jeans, or your pajamas, since we're meeting on Zoom!

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