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No Stupid Questions (Worship Series)

Do Unitarian Universalists believe in God?

Some do—and some don’t. But what do we mean by “God” anyway?

This Sunday we’re launching our worship series No Stupid Questions. For the next six weeks, our worship will unpack some of the history and theology of Unitarian Universalism and explore the Sources of our Living Tradition—including science, poetry, scripture and personal experience.

Watch our No Stupid Question series trailer below and continue reading to get a sneak peek at the series, including our new theme song.

In partnership,

Your Foothills Worship Team
Rev. Sean, Kristen, Melissa, Eleanor

Series Trailer

“We are the certain and the seeking, the lifers and the newcomers, the beloved and the broken hearted, the insiders and the rejected, all of whom have found a home in the extraordinary, yet intimate communities of Unitarian Universalism.” —Melissa Harris-Perry

The first time I (Kristen) entered a UU church, I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on. Am I at a Christian church? Did they just say the word “sex” from the pulpit? Flipping through the order of service looking for the phrase that would decode the whole situation—I only left with more questions.

“We welcome all who welcome all,” you might hear us say to communicate the values that hold our widening circle of faith.

As Unitarian Universalists, we are rooted in a liberal religious lineage—a long history of liberal Christians doing this work of widening the circle of faith by valuing our lived experience as sacred text, by uplifting science and reason as faithful sources of truth, and by choosing Love—over and over again.

The worship series for July 7 through August 11 is No Stupid Questions. For the next six weeks, our worship will unpack some of the  history and theology of Unitarian Universalism and explore the Sources of our Living Tradition, including science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.

But what is your question? What do you want to know about Unitarian Universalism? The very last Sunday in our series—August 11th—is our “Question Box” Sunday. Sean and Kristen will be randomly pulling questions out of a box that you submit at the beginning of the  service. What questions do you have about Unitarian Universalism?

Truly, there are no stupid questions.

I did go back to that first UU Church—each new question like kindling on a fire—fueling me on a path toward more meaning and community.

Guiding Music

We always choose one song for each of our worship series that we sing or perform in every Sunday in the series.  It’s usually something you’ll find yourself singing later in the day, without even realizing it.  Because music connects in the deepest parts of our brains, the idea is that we’ll connect more fully with theme, and bring it into our everyday lives.

For this series, check out this song from Rising Appalachia, “Wider Circles.”

Go Deeper – Resources for further reflection on the theme

1. The Sources of our Living Tradition
(Member Jane Everham’s series on the Sources here.)

2. “We Are Unitarian Universalists” video created by the Unitarian Universalist Association.

3. Rev. Sean’s The Pamphlet Podcast