Rev. Diane Dowgiert

  • Engaging Our Theological Diversity: UU Identity

    The UUA's statement of principles and purposes includes the following: “Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.” Today we will explore how religious pluralism shapes the journey of faith formation as individuals and as a community.

  • 7 Principles, 6 Sources: UU Identity

    Unitarian Universalism is described as a Living Tradition. In our current day, we have identified principles that we hold in common and sources from which we draw wisdom, inspiration, and guidance. They provide the cellular membrane of who we are as a people, a boundary that it is at once permeable and protective.

  • Autonomous and Interdependent: UU Identity

    As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the worth and dignity of every individual person. And, we acknowledge the profoundly interconnected nature of our existence. Our congregational way recognizes these two realities. We are at once autonomous and interdependent. This is true for individuals and true for our congregations. Each is autonomous but connected to the larger whole. As we continue the theme of Identity, we’ll consider how congregational polity shapes our UU identity.

  • Not Creed But Covenant: UU Identity

    Who are we? What does it mean to identify as Unitarian Universalists? Ours is a non-creedal tradition, that is, no one need give assent to a proscribed set of beliefs to find membership with us. For the rest of the summer we will look at the historic roots of our covenantal tradition and how it shapes our identity today.

  • Coming Back to Life

    This year, the celebrations of Earth Day and Easter coincide. We’ll gather as an entire multigenerational community to explore the meaning of resurrection in a UU context. In what ways are we coming to life again this Spring? Learn more