What does it mean to be ‘People of Expectation?’

We are just now entering a time of waiting. What exactly are we expecting? Within the Christian tradition, the advent-time is about awaiting the birth of a saviour. In our family traditions, many are anticipating (with excitement or dread) gathering together for the holidays. As your minister, I have some expectations of a different nature.

A Letter from Beth Israel Congregation

November 29, 2015 Dear Unitarian Fellowship, Happy Sunday. For many years we have been very blessed to share a common house of worship with the Unitarian Fellowship. Through this experience we have made many new friends, and have learned a lot from each other. I want to thank Julie, Scott and the entire Unitarian Fellowship…

Update: News Regarding the Unitarian Church in Burundi

Please appeal to our government and the government of Burundi! Recently the Unitarian Church of Burundi (the Assemblée des Chrétiens Unitariens du Burundi) was attacked and ransacked, where bullets were fired into walls and doors, and money was stolen. Members of the church were questioned by government officials who visited on a Sunday. Two days ago, the minister of the church, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, was arrested from the church at gunpoint, taken into police custody and interrogated severely regarding the activities of his church. He was threatened with physical harm and death. At the moment, he remains in custody, with other members of the church also being questioned.

Pastoral Response to the fire at Masid Al-Salaam Mosque

[media-credit name=”Peg Green (PeacePeg)” align=”alignnone” width=”213″][/media-credit] As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We value religious diversity, and we stand with our Muslim neighbors in this time when they are challenged, worldwide, by hate. Here in Peterborough, we are…

What Does it Mean to be People of Ancestry?

What does it mean to be ‘People of Ancestry?’ Have you ever explored your family tree, trying to trace your lineage through blood lines? Many are passionate about this work. They love to see how far back they can go, to learn interesting factoids about their ancestors, and to imagine how that ancestry has affected the person they are today.

CALL TO MEETING: REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP

Sunday,  Nov 1st, immediately following the service Based on survey results and an appeal from many interested, the UFP Board has called a Congregational Meeting to decide if we can move forward and begin the process of refugee sponsorship. In preparation, on Sunday, October 25, further printed information will be made available and a table-discussion time after service will address…