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Comment by Joseph Andrew Knapka on June 13, 2011 at 8:48am
Hi folks,  I'm president-elect (will be prez in '12) of the Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, TX.  For a while now, I've been thinking about how to reconcile my deep involvement with UU, with my increasingly firm commitment to naturalism and non-theism.  I've decided that (a) UUism offers benefits to me that have nothing to do with "religion", but a lot to do with community and self-actualization; and (b) I can't be president of a UU church without taking the opportunity to "evangelize", at least a little bit, in favor of atheism.
Comment by T. Duker on April 16, 2011 at 3:45pm
June,

Thanks for the advice. We do have a local UU church. I was looking for some other university students that might attend our local congregation, but to no success. I do see the minister at events around town. I think that I may introduce myself to her. This may make it easier for me to celebrate with the sometime.
Comment by sehkmet on April 16, 2011 at 8:59am

Hi,

I have some experience with my local UU congregation.  It's been a mixed bag.  I'm hoping to share UU experiences with others.

Comment by T. Duker on April 12, 2011 at 11:39pm
@UUMom Thanks for all the great information!
Comment by UUMom on April 11, 2011 at 1:35pm
@T. Duker

I can understand the discomfort of visiting a congregation where you don't know anyone. Did you check out their site? Maybe you can meet some people there through social media and then feel more comfortable about attending without your friend. Some UU churches are more social network savvy than others & some are more friendly than others &, unfortunately, few are very racially diverse, though it's improving and we're being intentional about it. It might not be a problem for you living in Montana, but I see you're in the Black Freethought Forum, so I guess it's not totally irrelevant.   I'm currently reading Mark Morrison-Reed's book "In Between: Memoir of an Integration Baby" who is a lifelong UU, now a retired minister in Canada. There are also these sites that might interest you:

 

http://www.druumm.org/

http://www.fuuse.com/

Comment by T. Duker on April 10, 2011 at 12:26pm
I have been wanting to attend our local UU Church for quite sometime, but my friend who is UU is always asleep on Sunday mornings...grr!
Comment by UUMom on March 5, 2011 at 2:41pm

"Why Atheists Come To Church" - Part 1

 

Then you can see Part 2 and Part 3

Comment by Lyra Silvertongue on February 3, 2011 at 11:01am
Going to the UU church this weekend and the topic is "Bible Study for Skeptics." It sounded too good to miss, and I am hopeful.
Comment by LauraP on January 29, 2011 at 10:40am
Joke: You know what you call an Atheist with children?

A Unitarian Universalist

My parents were also Atheist (though my mother was more Agnostic than my dad) and very active in the UU church in El Paso (there is still a plaque there from 1972 with my father's name on it). When I'm talking to people about UU, I always point out that each UU congregation is different and if you don't like one, try another (and go at least twice because things can change from week to week).
Comment by T Andrew Klatt on July 20, 2010 at 2:27pm
I used to tease my girlfriend about being a UU. "Isn't that the church for atheists who haven't figured out they don't have to go to church anymore?" But, I have found so much value in being UU. There is always a value to community
 

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