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January 17, 2021

January 10, 2021

January 3, 2021

Dr. Bossen reflects on how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. combined the prophetic with the pastoral in his effort to dismantle white supremacy. Our efforts towards a more spiritual life for ourselves and more just society for all can be pursued together; King preached about three dimensions of a complete life.

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Our living tradition is drawn from six sources, the first of which is “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” But we as UUs tend to trust only what we can understand and quantify, and distrust those things that remain a mystery. We often gravitate more to our sense of reason than our sense of wonder.

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In a year defined by social distancing, hugs, grasping a hand, nearly all forms of touch have been avoided. But our lives and our legacies are defined by how many lives we touch. Continuing his revival of an annual tradition, Rev. Scott reflects on some people who touched many lives and that we lost in 2020.

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SPECIAL PRAYERS

January 19, 2021

January 6, 2021

November 3, 2020

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston joins our nation in this moment of reflection and shares this Pre-Inauguration Prayer for peace, prosperity, justice and health for all.

And as requested by President-Elect Biden, our church bell will be ringing today at 4:30 pm., remembering all lives lost to COVID-19.

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Astonishing and alarming events have unfolded in Washington this afternoon and evening. Treasonous actors stormed, vandalized, and broke into the U.S. Capitol, temporarily stopping the electoral vote. Because of the events of the day, our Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen has recorded this Prayer for Democracy. Please join him and your fellow congregants in praying for our country.

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Today First Church is offering a prayer for the election. It is an opportunity for everybody to find their center and join in community, albeit online. We invite you to join us!

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MINISTERS' FORUMS

January 13, 2021

January 6, 2021

December 16, 2020

Rev. Colin speaks with Dr. Arlie Hochschild about what happened in the Capitol on January 6, and her perspective as a Sociologist who has studied the right and specifically how emotion influences their perspective.

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REWINS: The Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen interviews L.A. McCrae about the institutionalized white supremacy in America, and ways to support those dedicated to eradicating it.

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Rev. Colin speaks with Dr. Hejar Oncel about the grassroots system of "Democratic Confederalism" that the Kurdish people of Rojava in Turkey have developed that was both inspired by the west and also inspires people in the west, by demonstrating a way of governing that transcends large central governments.

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SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL

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Bienvenidos a nuestro primer servicio navideño en español. En esta ocasión, el Rvdo. Jorge Espinel comparte con nosotros el verdadero significado de la celebración de nochebuena, así como su relación personal con la figura histórica, el maestro y guía espiritual, el Señor Jesús.
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En este primer servicio en español de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria Universalista de Houston, el Rvdo. y Dr. Colin Bossen nos presenta varios puntos claves de la fe Unitaria Universalista. En esta fe, uno de los principios de los unitarios universalistas es afirmar y fomentar el valor y dignidad propios de cada persona, sin importar su procedencia, decendencia ni el idioma que habla.

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