Widening the Circle of Concern
“The work of becoming more equitable, inclusive, and diverse within our congregations is justice work. If we cannot do this well, we cannot be effective as justice partners.
A frequent criticism of anti-oppression and hospitality work is that people are tired of us focusing internally, “navel-gazing,” rather than working on issues in the world. Yet greater awareness of the practices within our own institutions is complementary work to our justice. We cannot do accountable justice work if we are not able to remain in good relationship with those most affected by the conditions of injustice.”
Inclusion is the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure
“Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” – Marco Bizzarri
There’s my Temple by Ma Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
A House for Our Dreams by Dori J. Somers
“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” – Vernā Myers
Join us for Worship:
This Sunday John Hall will present a service titled, “5th Principle – Voting, Inclusion, and Participation”
Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.
Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.
We would love to have you come worship with us.
Children are welcome.
The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.
The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.
Email email@example.com or use our contact form for more information
or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302
While wandering through Devon on a trip to England a couple of years ago, we came upon the Sidmouth Unitarian Church, the “Dissenter of Sidmouth”, founded in 1710,
Dissenter of Sidmouth
and we were inspired by the Dissenter Wall.
The Dissenter Wall — You Can Sit Here Any Time
“You can sit here any time, all ages and beliefs are welcome.”
We shall aspire to this motto.