Sep 28

September 25, 2016

Our Universalist Miracle Story: Rev. John Murray meets Thomas Potter

On the 246th anniversary of John Murray’s arrival in New Jersey  and the first universalist sermon preached in America, and with help from some of our younger students of our religious heritage, we’ll look at “Universalist love.”

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.
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Sep 28

September 18,2016

What makes your heart sing? Religious communities with a transforming mission have an abundance of resources to accomplish that mission.  Congregations for which committed community is lacking operate from scarcity. Which future will we choose?

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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Sep 28

August 27, 2016


At her death, the Baltimore Sun noted, “Perhaps no phase of her life better exemplified her vitality and intellectual independence than the mental discomfort she succeeded in arousing, between her ninetieth birthdays, among  . . . conservatively minded Baltimoreans.” A story of Rev. Olympia Brown, a member of our predecessor congregation, Second Universalist Society, who lived fully into her “retirement.” Are  many among us fortunate to do likewise?  

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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Aug 03

July 24, 2016

Just as the world today is experiencing a massive die-off of its plant and animal species, and an alarming reduction in biological diversity, we are living in a time of cultural and linguistic die-off. How are we, as Unitarian Universalists, called to defend and promote linguistic and cultural diversity?

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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Jul 29

July 10, 2016

One of the key concepts of yogic philosophy is asteya, or nonstealing. As a faith that borrows from many traditions and cultures, how can we avoid cultural appropriation? In this worship service, we will practice asteya by incorporating readings and music from many different cultures, in a mindful and respectful way.

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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Jul 29

July 3, 2016

On this Independence Day weekend, we remember those who have been forced to flee their homes in search of a place where they can be safe, well, and free. We also recognize all the families that are separated by walls, and we consider our own role in welcoming the stranger.

 The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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Jul 29
June 12, 2016

A welcoming congregation like ours hopes to become a diverse people by recognizing the gifts and interests of many people. Simply including more people, changes who we are. But including people requires either that new people assimilate into our congregational culture, or we begin to practice a culture that has the means to be transformed by the integration of new interests, varied gifts, and people whose cultures are in some ways unlike our own. This celebratory service celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning people among us, and the cis-gender, transgender, and gender nonconforming, queer people who are finding a home at First U. We especially celebrate the gift of song shared by the Baltimore Men’s Chorus. (Note: while Baltimore Pride will be marked in July this year, we have chosen to celebrate during June as well.)

 The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.
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Jul 29

June 5, 2016

A celebration of the season of flowering: In a tradition established by Unitarian leaders Maya and Norbert Capek of Prague, each person is asked to bring a flower to share in an arrangement that will be made by children, youth, and adults in our Religious Education program. We bless the flowers, and then welcome over a dozen new members of our congregation.

 The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

 
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Jul 20

May 29, 2016

Our Interim Director of Religious Education shares his thoughts about his experience in our community this year, and thoughts about how change happens in complex systems.

 The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.
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Jul 20

May 15, 2016

The latin phrase translates to "Art is long, life is short". Today we'll examine the idea that our most enduring legacy is the art we leave behind us.

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is located at the corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in downtown Baltimore.  Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the summer, weekly worship services are held in the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall at 514 N. Charles St starting at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. For more information, please visit our website or call the church office at 410-685-2330.

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