September 10: Welcoming the Stranger

We’ve all experienced feeling welcome, and we’ve probably also experienced feeling uncomfortable or unwanted. Most of us would probably like to think of ourselves as open, accepting, and welcoming. But what can stand in the way?

This is an important church question, and it’s an important social and political question.

It’s been said that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week in our country, even though that is not usually our intention individually or as religions. Why is that? What can we do about it?

Do we define our country as a nation of immigrants, a diverse melting pot, a civil society with liberty and justice for all? Not everyone does, and this is a battle that affects our friends and neighbors in this community. Twin Falls is a welcoming place. How do we keep it that way?

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is usually available.