Welcome to the Wiesbaden Unitarian Universalists!
Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands.
Are you looking for a liberal religious community in Wiesbaden, Germany? We are looking for people who are interested in coming together for discussion, services, and other events related to Unitarian Universalism. Our group meets every 1st & 3rd Sundays at 14:00 in the Hainerberg Chapel in Wiesbaden. There is a fellowship relatively nearby, in Kaiserslautern, which also schedules services, usually on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, except for the summer.
News & Announcements
Love, Devotion and Surrender
This is sermon Part 3 in a series by Terri J. Michos reflecting on the book Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by the Reverends John Buehrens and Forrest Church.
One of the sources from which our tradition draws is “Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.” We will attempt to finish sentence: “The most important thing is…” We will explore what it means to be a devout Unitarian Universalist, and attempt to find truth in surrender. And have fun doing it. It’s the lovely month of May, after all.
Coming Back to Life
Join us for our next service on Sunday, April 16th, with guest speaker Eric Cherry:
For the spiritually hungry and religiously open-hearted, fear and courage are not opposites. They are pathways we choose in response to the universal invitation to take ‘one more step’ into an unknown future that matters. In this season framed by holy times and sacred scriptures, let’s explore the courageous option of always ‘Coming Back to Life’ and why religious community matters when we do.
White Privilege: Giving Up Power – Giving Out Power?
Building on research started by Peggy McIntosh in the late 1980s, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, the service on Sunday, March 19, 2017, will follow a journey of discovering my own white privilege and how to respond. Racism is much more than individual acts of prejudice or discrimination. Racism is a system that covers economic, political, social and cultural structures, actions and beliefs that continue unequal distribution of privileges, resources and power between white people and people of color. When white people are given feedback about racism and respond from a mainstream framework, they may feel insulted, shamed or guilty, leading to actions like avoiding, arguing or denying. Instead, going through a process of discovery and understanding may allow for compassion, curiosity and motivation.
The Angel’s Advocate in Times of Uncertainty
This sermon is the second part in a series reflecting on the book Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by the Reverends John Buehrens and Forrest Church. Many feel that we are living in uncertain times. How do apply the words and deeds of our faith in order to, “…confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Can UUs effectively play the angel’s advocate?
Led by Terri J. Michos
Sustainable Consumption - What Can We Do
To start off the new year, we welcome Prof. Dr. Julia Hartmann. She is Professor for Sustainable Supply Chain Management at the Operations Department of EBS Business School in Germany, and will give a talk about sustainable development:
"The idea of Sustainable Development is to lay out a pathway to a world in which nine billion people can live well, and within the planet’s resources. The attainment of this goal requires businesses and individuals to act and change their behavior."
Led by Emily Searle-White.
More Better Religion
In this Sunday service, with our fellowship's work on the EUU Fall Retreat 2016 successfully completed, we will begin to explore three questions: What are we, the Wiesbaden Unitarian Universalists about? Why do you come to services? And how can we improve?
Your participation in this process is welcome, so please join us next Sunday!
Led by Darrel Moellendorf.
Awakenings and Other Leaps of Faith
In August's lay-led service we will be reflecting upon our own first religious and spiritual revelations. How do we continue to awaken to a Unitarian Universalist approach to the gathering of oneÕs religion, freedom of choice, mystery and wonder? Come celebrate with us these leaps of faith.
Led by Terri J. Michos. The sermon is the first of a series based upon Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by John A. Buehrens and F.Forrester Church.
May 21st, 2017 - 14:00
"Love, Devotion and Surrender", led by Terri J. Michos
Hainerberg Chapel, Wiesbaden
June 4th, 2017 - 14:00
Café Schröers, Wiesbaden
More info coming soon!