Chalica is a week long holiday celebrating the Seven UU Principles. It is a time of reflection, community, and living our faith.
Here are some ways to help you celebrate.
Reflections from Standing Rock by Kristin Grassel Schmidt
A Story to read:
The Great Pie-Rat Controversy by Naomi King
A thought to Ponder:
What would you do if you were president?
A few songs:
Blue picture credit: Kris Nobis Cervantes
“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.”
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― V for Vendetta
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
Join us for Worship: This Sunday, Cricket Hall will explore the fifth principle “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large”
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.
We would love to have you come worship with us.
Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.
The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.
The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form for more information
or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302
Picture Credit to the UUA.
The fifth principle is The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large or All people need a voice.
Here are some activities to help you celebrate:
As a family
Could your household be running smoother? Why don’t you call a family meeting and ask the kids for their input. Not only will you be giving your children a voice, but you may learn something you never knew, and gain some insight into your children.
Talk about government and how it runs.
As an Individual
Sometimes, people need us to help them get their voices heard. Get involved with an organization that advocates for a subpopulation, or stand up for someone on the street or on the playground.
Write letters or make phone calls to members of congress.
Plan a special meal with family or friends, hold a vote on what you’ll eat. Majority wins!
Offer your shoulder and your ear to anyone who needs someone to talk to. Try hard to not be defensive, dismissive, or offer up “quick fixes.” Sure, it may be a hard to hear about someone else’s heartache, but you’ll be giving someone comradery and compassion—two gifts that are priceless.