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Limits of Acceptance

Rev Russ Menk

Are there really shared values that we ALL agree upon? Do we build the walls between us inadvertently-or on purpose?

Thoughts from Rev Russ

  • Charlottesville August 16, 2017

    My reactions to last weekend’s violence and displays of hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia was both visceral and emotional. When fear is promoted—anger grows.  When anger is tolerated—violence erupts.  When violence is accepted as necessary—deaths occur.  When deaths are seen as unfortunate collateral damage of a greater cause—what will happen to us?

    My minister/teacher in Massachusetts wrote recently of how, in seminary, we are taught to be a “’non-anxious presence’ to walk into the storm of conflict, turmoil or loss and be ...

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Invitation to explore Unitarian Universalist liberal religious values

Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations affirm and promote seven Principles and hold these as strong values and moral guides. We aim to live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, art, scripture, and personal experience.  Our seven Principles can be found here.

Beginning in September 2017 and through July 2018, the UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz County’s annual theme for worship, religious exploration and social justice will be “Living Our UU Principles”.  Visitors and seekers are welcome to join our congregation in deeply discerning and considering how to live a life of meaning and purpose based on our Principles.

Click here for list of our monthly worship themes for 2017-18.


I believe in the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles and I enjoy how this congregation can laugh, cry, think, and even worry together.  I feel that we can create a better place for life on earth together!

Joy Hinz