Learn more about the Unitarian Church of Lincoln’s (UCL) on-going commitment to social justice, what has moved our fellow church members to focus on dismantling systemic racism, and how to support the Team’s work as they move forward. The Congregation will be asked to formally commission the Among Team to continue their work on behalf of the UCL.
We are offering this service in person or on line. To register to attend in-person, use your REALM account. Please ensure you click the blue "register" button on the last page. You will receive a confirmation email after you successfully register. If you do not have a REALM account, call the church office 402-483-2213 and we'll get you registered.
If you would like to join us on line, you'll find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/unitarianchurchoflincoln.
The Membership Umbrella Committee is offering a facilitated discussion of our Covenant of Right Relations March 19, 2022. Check eblasts for details closer to the date. To sign up to receive eblasts, use the "Subcribe to Mailing List" button in the footer of this website.
LEARN MORE about the Membership Umbrella Committee.
COVENANT OF RIGHT RELATIONS PREAMBLE:
As a welcoming congregation, our goal is to inspire a sense of awe, joy and reverence in people of all ages. We celebrate through words, music and the arts. We actively covenant to be an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable community. We each contribute to the work of the church. We provide a safe and nurturing haven for free thought. We treat each other with loving kindness. We cultivate growth and celebrate the changes growth brings.
Our Covenant of Right Relations: Within and beyond the walls of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, we honor the principles and sources of Unitarian Universalism. We covenant to treat one another as we would wish to be treated: with respect, regard for healthy boundaries, accountability, open-mindedness, and equanimity, freely offering our tangible and sustained stewardship and engagement to realize our vision and mission.
We strive to be guided in our thoughts, words and actions by these attributes and the supporting Statements of Intent found in our handbook upon which we mutually agreed. In day-to-day practice, we covenant to begin our interactions with an assumption of best intentions, to truly listen to one another rather than awaiting our turn to talk, to assure that what is true for each of us is heard and considered, and to share only our own stories, honoring the privacy of others. These are our aspirations.
Dismantling White Supremacy
From Carrie Holloway
January 17, 24, 31 • 7:00-8:30PM • Zoom
You are invited to participate this winter in a discussion of the book Breathe: A Letter to my Sons
by Imani Perry. This book was the UUA Common Read in 2020-21 and is being offered as part of this
year's programming related to dismantling white supremacy. The UUA Common Read website and
InSpirit Bookstore state that Breathe “explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a
Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust
This discussion group will meet three times via Zoom on January 17, 24, and 31 from 7:00 - 8:30PM.
The first discussion will be led by Carrie Holloway, and we invite participants to facilitate the second
and third meetings. Discussion questions and facilitation materials will be distributed prior to
We would love to have you join us!
To register or for more information, please contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.304.2538.
Breathe can be purchased online HERE.
Friday, December 24 * 5:30PM * 6300 A Street
... Join us as we gathering in our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service in the round. This is an all-ages service.
We are requiring pre-registration for worship services. Registration links are sent out in all church eblasts Tuesdays and Fridays. If you would like to receive the eblasts, sign up with the link in the footer of this website.
Sunday, December 19 * 6:00PM * 6300 A Street ...
Join us for a time of feasting (well as much as we can individual wrapped or single serve foods), Krampus, and white elephant gift exchange.
This month's display in the gallery spans 150 years of our church's history. The Anniversary Committee has put in many hours to find the text, photographs and memorabilia that make up this display. It is not meant to be an exhaustive and detailed history of the church - how could it be? Rather, these are snapshots and samples of the church's life from 1870 to the present. There will even be space for you to add your own remembrances or pieces of forgotten history, as well as printed material for you to take home to read.
In addition to the gallery show, go to the 150th Anniversary section of the church’s website (look under “About”) and see a timeline with church and world events and listen to the oral histories collected by Judy Hart. The “Fireside Chats” we produced are located on the church’s YouTube channel under “History.”
The 150th Anniversary Committee: Kathy Disney, Curt Donaldson, Fritz Hudson, Judy Hart, Mary Ann Meisner, Harry Heafer, Craig Imig, Frank Edler, Mary K Stillwell
Thursdays • 6:00 - 7:30PM • 6300 A Street
Tai Chi | Offered by Jim Pratt and Reed Maly
Tai Chi (Taijiquan) classes are offered every Thursday evening. These classes are ongoing and will be in the Gallery at church. Please contact Jim Pratt at email@example.com or Reed Maly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, October 22, 7:00-9:00PM, the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee is going to host Jackbox games online on Zoom. All you need is a smartphone where you enter your answers or draw pictures.
We have a lot of fun on Jackbox playing different games from Trivia Murder Party to Quiplash to Drawful (kind of like Pictionary)! The winner of the last game gets to choose the next game for the group.
Please join us online this month! We hope to meet in person the fourth friday in November.
Sunday, October 24 • 1:00 - 2:30PM • Zoom
Worthy Now Incarcerated Pen Pal Program | Offered by Arden Eli Hill
Incarceration disproportionately impacts people of Color so this work is a part of dismantling white supremacy. This course is for anyone who is curious or possibly interested in participating in the UU Worthy Now Pen Pal program which pairs incarcerated UUs with UUs on the outside. I’ll go over the history of the program, eligibility, the application process, and insights from my participation and from incarcerated folks’ perspectives in addition.
Please contact Arden at email@example.com to sign up!
The Sorensen Lecture Committee has planned a timely and informative presentation for Sunday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. “Critical Race Theory: What We Need to Know” will feature a presentation by Dr. John Raible, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL followed by an extensive Question & Answer period moderated by T.J. McDowell, UNL Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student Life and Leadership).
Due primarily to the attendance restrictions at our church, the event will be offered exclusively via Zoom and attendance will be limited to our church community and members of OLLI.
As the subject of Critical Race Theory has become extremely controversial recently and, in the opinion of some, extensively misunderstood, the Sorensen Lecture Committee sees this event as an opportunity to not only learn what it is and isn’t, but also to offer an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and to gain insight into the reasons for the conflict of opinions.
The Zoom link will appear in All Church E-Blasts closer to the October 17 event. (It is also on the Event page linked to the Unitarian Church of Lincoln Facebook Social Group.)
Questions about the event may be directed to Dori Bush or Steve Larrick, Co-Chairpersons of the Committee.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend as the Committee strives to provide educational and informative lectures related to important contemporary issues.