The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock is an inclusive and welcoming religious community over 800 strong: adults and children, young and older. We gather those of many individual beliefs into one faith community. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of our community--gaining strength and joy by worshiping, learning and working together. Our community teaches compassion and works for justice.
Although our community is unable to gather together in our Worship Room on this Sunday morning, we are together in our hearts. We remain a connected and caring family. We can help each other to get through this time of anxiety and isolation.
Today our worlds are turned upside down by an unseen virus. But this is not the first time in human history when we have waited and struggled with fear. As we wait for COVID-19 to pass over, we remember those who waited through the first Passover and together found their liberation as a stronger community.
The Rev. Jaye Brooks wrote, "In difficult times, the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King resonate: “We must hew from the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” During the last few weeks, we have learned to find hope in the faces of loved ones, in the voices and smiles of friends and family, and in the recognition that a resurgence of community is possible. We gather as a loving religious community, virtual but real. "
On Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM, the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower provided a Worship Service titled, "Preparing Through Practice," the Service addresses Evelyn’s question, “What do you do when the stuff hits the fan?” The question can be answered this way: we prepare through practice. So what do you practice everyday?
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, a member of the UUCSR ministerial team, led worship. Rev. Dr. Fenimore serves as Minister for Lifespan Religious Education. She has served UU congregations in Maryland and Virginia as well as New York. You can find her writings in these UUA Meditation Manuals and publications: Voices from the Margins, To Wake and To Rise, Centering: Navigating Race and Authenticity In Ministry, After the Good News, The Spirit that Moves. And on the UUA Worship Web.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock is committed to providing support and assistance to our members and our community. We’ll have an online and social media presence to keep you company while you are at home – stay connected with us.