(c) The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
First preached at First Unitarian Church in Worcester
Sunday, September 21, 2014
We like to think of our church as a friendly forest. We like to think of this place as a place where all people are welcome and where we all treat each other with respect and dignity. It’s even in the first principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association: “We [congregations] covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” On the face of it, that doesn’t seem hard. We’ll all agree to be welcoming and nice to each other, to learn about each other’s differences and be better together than we are apart.