At the Jamesport Meeting House
An open-minded, open-hearted spiritual community
Our worship services draw from diverse sources including science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience
At this time we are meeting on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
When and why
At this time, as we breathe new life into our Fellowship, we're scheduling two worship services a month.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - followed by coffee hour in the hospitality room.
Proposing and planning for our outreach to the local community.
Project one: connecting incarcerated parents with their children through books and recorded readings.
Sunday Worship Services
Next Service January 22nd
Service Jan 22 at 10:30 a.m.
"A UU Look at the Bible."
Rev. Ben Bortin
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A UU Look at the Bible
Rev. Ben Bortin
Jan 22nd 10:30 a.m.
How might Unitarian Universalists, and how might any who honor the inquiring mind, evidence-based knowledge, and the freedom to doubt, regard the Bible?
Without believing every word of it, or agreeing with many of its pronouncements, can the Bible nonetheless be a source of insight, wisdom, and ethical values? I hold that the answer is yes.
The Eight Principles
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote eight Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
*8th Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
The eight Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are.
In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
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June 26 2022 marked one year since the passing of our founding member, wise, generous-in-every-way, Jere Jacob. We will always feel her loss and be grateful for her time with us.