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The Unitarian Congregation of Taos (UCoT or Congregation) serves families and individuals as an inclusive, compassionate, liberal spiritual community; a beacon of progressive enlightenment; and a call to service.
We offer regular services at 11:00 a.m. Sundays in the Masonic Lodge at 124 Camino de Santiago, at the intersection with Gusdorf Rd.
August 2 – Rev. Doug Inhofe – “The Wonder of Forgiving”
The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr believed that nothing we can do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone, and thus we are saved from failure by love. And he believed that no virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own, and thus we are saved from both frustration and self-defeating posturing by the final form of love, which is forgiveness. Living without loving is a difficult, if not impossible—to have and enjoy life-sustaining relationships with others, we must first accept our own human foibles and stand ready to forgive others theirs. When we see this, but find it difficult to follow through, perhaps we are then face to face with what might be called original guilt! So let’s explore love, and hate, and the importance of finding a way through—a way of acceptance—that helps us overlook the past and look instead into a hopeful future.
August 9 – Sunday Circle Discussion: Soul (More Info on Sunday Circles)
August 16 – Rev. Gary Kowalski – “Old Men and Fire”
Firefighting consistently ranks among the trades most admired by the public, characterized by men and women who race into burning buildings while others are racing out. This morning our co-minister Gary Kowalski shares his reflections as a recent graduate of the Santa Fe County Volunteer Firefighter Academy. What life lessons can be learned from the fire house? What spiritual insights flow from the nozzle of a high pressure hose? Rather than a traditional sermon, the service will include excerpts from a book-in-progress; for reasons of copyright, no written version of the talk will be provided online. Come hear it live and feel the burn!
August 23 – Sunday Circle Discussion: The Other (More Info on Sunday Circles)
August 30 – Creative Spirit Showcase – Celebrate “creative spirit” as six talented members and friends of the Congregation share in words and visuals how their creativity intertwines with their spirit. Bob Aubrecht, Gardener; Jeanine Borree, Painter; Martha Grossman, Musician & Memoirist; TJ Mabrey, Sculptor; Ty Minton, Potter; and Barbara Scott, Journalist. The transcendent nature of creative inspiration has long been recognized by thinkers of all stripes. Physicist Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science.” Likewise, Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way, wrote, “The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.”