Widening the Circle

This week’s message will focus upon our commitment to creating a more loving, just and sustainable world, what we refer to as a Beloved Community. One challenge to this commitment is the very real theological tension, within ourselves, within society and within Unitarian Universalism, between individualism and interdependence.

“The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all…. Once felt, it inspires us to act for justice.”  — Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed

“From the unreal lead me to the real,
From darkness lead me to the light,
From death lead me to immortality.”

                     – from the Upanishads







This in-person service was held in the sanctuary at the JCSVV, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, and featured live singing by our musician Susannah Martin.


Based on recommendations from our Covid Safety Response Team, the Board agreed to ease the requirement for wearing masks during our in-person services, beginning last month. This also applies to making announcements and expressing Joys and Concerns from our community microphone. You may read their complete report here, Thank you to everyone for being aware of the ongoing risks and for doing everything possible to protect yourself and others.


Previously-recorded services from September 2020 through April 2022, as well as more recent services from Fall 2022, continue to be available for viewing on our YouTube channel and may be easily accessed from the posting for that week’s service.