Reflections on Christmas, and other UUs in the media

UUs reflect on Christmas issues

Attorney and political activist Morris Goodman reflects on Christmas from the standpoint of a Jewish Unitarian Universalist. (Dearborn Press and Guide – 12.13.11)

Jennifer Nichols, district director for lifespan faith development for the UUA’s Southwest District, expresses her opinion in an article about the debate over “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays.” (Victoria Advocate – 12.12.11)

Congregations, individuals connect with community, world

The Rev. Barbara Meyers and the Rev. Jeremy Nickel, both of the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont, Calif., talk about the congregation’s involvement in the local Occupy movement. (Fremont Bulletin – 12.8.11)

Harbor UU Congregation in Muskegon, Mich., is offering free condoms to the community to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. ( – 12.14.11)

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Terre Haute, Ind., took part in an international candle lighting in memory of lost children. (Tribune Star – 12.12.11)

See also: Lights of Compassion (WTHI – 12.12.11)

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, N.Y., has started a War Healing Circle for veterans, civilians, and active duty military and their families. (Goshen Chronicle – 12.9.11)

The Baltimore Sun profiles Dana Sohr, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Md., who was inspired by his son’s religious education class to get involved in social action. (Baltimore Sun – 12.12.11)