I’ve been to a few services and I felt like I was in the Land of Misfit Toys. No offense. Just not for me. 5 years ago
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Want to be free to be a Unitarian but wife insists I should be Lutheran. What do I do without breaking up the marriage??? I love my wife very much, but we are different in our spiritual outlooks. Unitarianism makes most sense because they don’t have that many rules and money is not as important to them it seems. 5 years ago
I want to find a open accepting community where I can explore ideas without dogma. 5 years ago
I am again putting this goal to the side. I think I hold back because I’ve no need or desire to participate in a church service or group. What I’m looking for is more philosophical. It’s clear I’m ambivalent about the goal. 6 years ago
Something in me has been resisting attendance. Also, the minister expressed eagerness to meet, but I sent suggested dates/times to meet, and she hasn’t gotten back to me. There are some changes afoot in the church with regard to staffing, and the resulting emails from the church allude to the need resolve past hurts. I’m not certain about the dynamics and if I’ll find a way into the community. It’s also a much farther drive than I would like.
So today I went with a friend to the UU Fellowship of Sunnyvale. It’s a vastly smaller church, and fully attended. People were really friendly too. At the other church it was a cooler reception. Even as a small church their newsletter is chock full of activities they are doing. My overall impression was one of comfort and serenity. The service and sermon provided spiritual nourishment that I had not experienced at the other church. I’ll continue exploring. I’ve withdrawn my intention of membership at the other church. It feels the right thing to do. 6 years ago
I’ll be meeting with minister next week. I’ve submitted my intention of membership. I’m looking forward to becoming involved in the community. 6 years ago
I read an entry by someone wanting to explore Unitarian Universalism, a spiritual path I have followed before. I visited one vibrant community last year but didn’t go back. The essential reason is laziness and the belief that I don’t really need to develop community. Yet I keep feeling a pull, a yearning of some kind, to move forward on this. So I shall list this goal again in the hope that it will help me. The church I plan to explore (and likely join if I do) is the Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist church. 6 years ago
I’ll do it when I’m ready. I know the church I want to join. I just don’t feel the need for this type of community right now. 7 years ago
I just need to get involved. It’s the Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist church. I’ve been a UU for many years, but I haven’t been involved with a church community for awhile. I need to remember that I don’t have to go every single Sunday in order to be part of it. Need to drop that all or nothing idea. That’s one reason I haven’t gone. I make it out to be a bigger deal and then I back away. 7 years ago