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
The First Principle
This week’s sermon contemplates the first principle. Is there a conflict between theory and reality, is it a naive ideal or a helpful view of on human beings?
Led by Caitlin McGinn
This sermon is the fourth in a series reflecting on the book: Our Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by the Reverends John Buehrens and Forrester Church.
One of the sources from which our tradition draws is “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.” Expecting something? Feel free to expect the unexpected ;-)
Led by Terri J Michos
Legacy - A Last Will and Testament
Join us for our next service on Sunday, July 16, with reflections on legacies and a WUU visioning workshop.
Based on a letter by African-American educator, Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune (1875-1955) titled “A Last Will and Testament,” which she wrote at the age of 78, we will explore some legacies that we each may have, and what we may envision together as a group that is the Wiesbaden Unitarian Universalists.
Led by Jeff Ingle
What We Share
Homily by Carolyn Burlingame-Goff
No matter where and how we live, all of us are born and all of us die. On the journey in between we encounter love, faith, rationality, fear and loss. Can these common experiences bind us closer together?
Inspired by an exhibition at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, Denmark, I will be discussing what we have in common at a time when many people seem more concerned with what makes us different.
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
September 17th, 2017 - 14:00
Hainerberg Chapel, Wiesbaden
More info coming soon!
October 1st, 2017
Café Schröers, Wiesbaden
More info coming soon!