Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, we greet you with open minds and open hearts.
The Unitarian Congregation of Taos serves families and individuals as an inclusive, compassionate, liberal spiritual community, as a beacon of progressive enlightenment with a call to service.
Join us on Sunday mornings to sing, celebrate, share joys and sorrows and reflect together on what it means to live a meaningful, joyful and morally responsible human existence.
We offer regular services at 11:00 a.m. Sundays in the Masonic Lodge at 124 Camino de Santiago, at the intersection with Gusdorf Road and Camino de Santiago.
November 29: “A Most Intimate Decision,” Rev. Gary Kowalski
As Congress launches renewed assaults on Planned Parenthood and seeks to defund women’s health care and family planning, defenders of women’s rights speak to the spiritual and moral dimensions that surround the often complex decision to become a parent or to bring a child into the world. Reverend Gary Kowalski will share his own faith perspective on the issues, joined by Alanna Offield, Field Organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico’s Reproductive Freedom campaign. Alanna is a native New Mexican from Pojoaque and currently resides in Albuquerque with her daughter Hickory. She has been working as a community organizer in New Mexico for the past nine years on a variety of social justice issues and is passionate about storytelling as a tool for justice, shifting the abortion conversation away from shame and stigma and toward compassion and understanding.
December 6: “Faith Is Personal,” Rev. Doug Inhofe
Religious freedom grows out of a humble recognition that each of us understands God differently, and thus we must allow others to profess and observe the religion [they] believe to be of divine origin. — James Madison
For each of us, our worldview reflects the unique experiences that have constituted our life. It is personal. Our faith is similarly personal, for it too reflects those experiences. Beliefs about the origin and meaning of life are broad based, often serving our needs for security, for understanding, and for belonging. Our lives are greenhouses for beliefs, and, whether we realize it or not, it is difficult to avoid building our own faith from the ground up. Our faith is beyond disputation, regardless what name it goes under; our conduct in pursuit of our faith may be grounded in ethics and humanities and social sciences, but ought not be criticized on supernatural ones. We can study what others have said about their faith and how their ideas functioned for them, but we can never know the reality—if there is one—sought to be represented by a human concept, the intellectual concept expressed by the word God. What is supernatural is by definition beyond knowledge. This realization can empower us, can set us free from a frenzied shopping for just the right set of beliefs, and can throw new light on our congregation as a welcoming, helpful place to do this very personal, grassroots works.
December 13: Sunday Circle Discussion — Shadow
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” —Abraham Lincoln
You’re invited to join this week’s sharing circle at the Unitarian Congregation of Taos. Share your thoughts about what the idea of shadow has meant in your life.