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Your Liberal Religious Home in Downtown Rutland Vermont
Are you looking for a church home:
Where people affirm the integrity of each person's spiritual journey?
Where members work towards a fair and just society?
Where you can join a supportive community for all ages?
If this sounds like a church for you, be our guest this Sunday at 10:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland,117 West Street.
Our Mission Statement
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland exists to provide a joyful and mutually supportive community of all ages, while fostering spiritual growth and the search for personal truth for the free and creative expression of thought, feeling and ideas; and to make a difference here in our own fellowship and in the wider community by working for a more tolerant, respectful and compassionate world.
Child Care and Sunday School at 10:30
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America and is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth of the individual.
We welcome all who find our emphasis on personal religious integrity and commitment meaningful.
We are located in downtown Rutland at 117 West Street.
Sunday Service at 10:30 A.M.
May 3 Susan Abraham, "Pope Francis: Capturing the World's Imagination": A "long" historical overview argues that the Pope needs to be placed in relation to the Council of Trent, Vatican I and Vatican II. In such a long view, Pope Francis is truly the first Vatican II Pope the Catholic Church has ever had. Further, the context in which the Pope is received in the United States is the context of what can only be called American Catholicism. Here, the speaker argues that the Pope is surprising to many because he is drawing on a different strand of Catholic theological tradition than many American traditional Catholics.
May 10 Joyce Mohr, "Acacia in Kenya - changing the world one girl at a time": How do we respond to the injustice and poverty in the world? The problems can be so many and so overwhelming that sometimes we are immobilized. Acacia in Kenya, founded in 2005 educates and cares for one girl at a time in rural Western Kenya, providing them opportunity and education and connecting communities across the globe. The stories of these young women is inspiring and shows that if we can get over our inertia amazing things can happen. No child care or RE.
May 14 at 6:30 pm The final vespers service. These are designed to be contemplative services to provide a respite during the week. All are invited.
May 17 Rev. Sears, "The Pursuit of Meaning": One of my favorite writers was the Viennese psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. Frankl was said to have founded the third school of Viennese psychiatry after Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler. The gist of his theory is that all of us need a purpose for living. As Unitarian Universalists, one of the most important lines in our Statement of Principles and Purposes speaks of "the free and responsible search for truth and meaning." What is the meaning of your life? SERVICE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE ANNUAL MEETING.
May 24 Tracy Penfield, Safeart, "Creating Personal and Social Change through the Arts": SafeArt is a progressive organization in Chelsea, VT, whose mission is to "engage the transformative power of the arts to prevent and heal abuse and other traumas". This service will include performance and interactive experience as it teaches and inspires us to heal ourselves and our community.
May 31 Rev. Sears, "Ae Fond Kiss": My title comes from a poem by Robert Burns. It is a poem of parting at the end of a relationship. I thought that this would be a fitting poem to base my message upon, since this will be my final sermon as your consulting minister.
Jun. 7 Jim Haley, "Finding meaning in avocation" Businessman, author and motivational speaker Harvey MacKay said "Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life". Well, while ideal, this is often just not the case and work is sometimes just work. What meaning and fulfillment do we find in our pastimes outside of work?
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland
117 West Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Call our Administrator for information.
Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.