Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos Invites Community To A ‘Welcome In’ Service


The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos invites the community to a “Welcome In” service, beginning at 10:30am. Our minister, the Rev. John Cullinan, will present “You Are Welcome Here, You Are Not Alone.” In the face of so much uncertainty and chaos in our world, we’re all looking for a way to forge meaningful connections and make a difference. None of us are alone in this desire. Rev. Cullinan reflects on what Unitarian Universalism has to offer those in search of meaning in community.

The service will be followed by a brief “Introduction to Unitarian Universalism” program led by our minister. The Intro class is a chance to learn the history of Unitarian Universalism, our shared principles and values, and how your journey meets with our own.

Feeling Disconnected?
The number of Americans who report feeling disconnected from close relationships has nearly tripled over the last decade. 20% of the country reports either no or only one close friendship.

Meanwhile the pandemic has severely cut the amount of time we report spending with those close to us. As a people, we are feeling more and more disconnected from the people and things that matter most to us. So, if you’ve been struggling with feelings of disconnection, you are not alone.

At the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, we are creating a space where people can find meaningful human connections that bridge the divides across beliefs, cultures, and points of view. Through our “Soul Matters” programming, we dive into the big, deep questions about life and death and everything contained within the two without dogma, doctrine, or expectations of right belief or attitude. It’s a chance to explore the deep heart of who you are, and forge like-hearted connections with others that go deeper than the surface.

Not Sure What You Believe?
You are not alone! More and more people are identifying as “none of the above” when it comes to belief and/or faith traditions. In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we are not concerned with the “right” set of beliefs, but rather with how we live together in spite of our different beliefs. We acknowledge that each person’s faith (or no faith) journey is personal and ever-changing. On a Sunday morning, you’re as likely to be sitting next to a Christian as you are an atheist, and you’ll find yourself in company with Buddhists, agnostics, people who were raised in a specific faith tradition, and people who never set foot in a church before walking into ours. We gather to support one another in our search for meaning and purpose without a doctrine to dictate. Instead we share a set of values and principles that speak to humanity beyond beliefs, including the inherent worth of each person, justice and equity, the right of conscience in faith and society, and respect for the interdependent web of all life. And, most of all, a deep love that goes beyond belief.

Want to Celebrate All of Who You Are?
We understand that people can claim multiple identities and labels for themselves – generational, racial, class, sexual orientation, family statuses, work status, and others. Often in today’s world, we’re called to pick and choose from all the various versions of ourselves depending on what setting we’re in, expressing some and ignoring or even hiding others. At the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, we are creating a space where all of who you are is worthy of celebration, each part of you and the whole of you. In a place that values forging meaningful connections, the most important connections are the ones we build within, finding a pathway to being our whole selves and not our fragmented selves. If you’ve been looking for a place to celebrate all of who you are, you are not alone!

We hope you’ll join us this Sunday (or any other Sunday) at 10:30 a.m. to discover how Unitarian Universalism can enrich your life. Learn more at uulosalamos.org. The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is located at 1738 N. Sage Loop Street.