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This Sunday

Feb. 14, 2016

10:00 am

Love and Justice

This Sunday marks the end of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign, “Thirty Days of Love 2016: Towards Racial Justice.” As Cornel West says, “Justice is what love looks like in public.”

On this Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about the power of love to transform our shared world to be more racially just.

Please join us!

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We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation that affirms human dignity, community action, freedom of religious thought, and the power of love.

Spiritual and Ethical Education

We view spiritual growth as an integral part of every person’s life, in every stage and every age. Come learn with us as we seek to build meaningful lives.

Social Action

We are actively engaged in community service and social justice work throughout the region as we strive to make a positive difference in the world.