Sault Area Unitarian Universalist Alliance
Religious Gatherings & Events
for free-thinking, reverentially
spiritual, ethically committed,
political & cultural progressives
The Quest Community
of Unitarians, Universalists, UUs and other religious liberals from the vicinity, together with like-minded local visitors and out-of-town guests, meets mid-afternoon every Sunday at the I.T.C. Agency. This building is located at the far southern terminus of Ashmun [Main] St., near the corner of Three Mile Road, just within the Soo City Limits. Special meetings, social gatherings, ceremonies, supportive programs, and activist planning may be scheduled at other times. The QC core group consists of regular attendees, all of whom are enrolled with UUA's Church of the Larger Fellowship and/or the American Unitarian Conference.
For additional information contact our cleric at
Pick up copy of hymnal upon entering main room.
*Order of Service*
All STAND in a circle (Tapers are lit from person to person. First candle is lit from a flame placed in our midst. Center candle set on the altar is intended to represent the traditional UU Chalice.)
Invocation and/or Antiphonal Reading of Statement of Purpose followed by Singing
Inspirational Reading(s) All listeners SIT.
(followed by short period of silent reflection;
followed by optional sharing of reflections)
(silent, musical, or visually guided)
Refreshments All move to tables and SIT.
(this potluck may be preceded by a blessing)
(before worship begins each member places in basket a nameless, returnable token; once chosen the bringer names it; for the one selecting the token it serves as a prompt to keep the bringer especially in mind until our next gathering.
Preparations for Next Gathering
(All STAND for unison recitation of Celtic Prayer)
Deep peace of the running waters to all
Deep peace of the breathing air to all
Deep peace of the quiet earth to all
Deep peace of the shining stars to all
for Nondenominational, Interfaith, Ecumenical, Progressive Christian, Reform Jewish, Engaged Hindu and Buddhist, Bahai, Taoist, Native North American, Religious Humanist, Wiccan, New Thought and Neo-Pagan Liturgies
for Observances of Special Occasions including Weddings (woman-woman, man-man, woman-man), Separations (same as previous), Funerals and Memorials, Faith-Confirmations, Sacred Meals, Ceremonies of Healing, Commissioning and Naming Rites
for Person-Centered Conversation, Advice and Psychotherapeutics Relating to Soul-Full Living, Meaningful Relationships, Truthful Thought & Action and Reverence of the Sacred
for Guidance, Instruction or Training in Devotional, Metaphysical, Scriptural, Theological, Ethical, Ecclesiastical, Doctrinal, Canonical, Liturgical or Ministerial Matters for Adolescent/Adult Individuals or Groups
PREACHING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
for Group Presentations, Addresses, Lectures, Debates, Round Table & Panel Discussions, Exhortations and Sermons
CHAPLAIN DANIEL C. DORAN email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
was chosen and commissioned as a Minister-at-Large in Perpetuity, on 6 February 1982, by the Rev. Dr. Eugene Pickett, through the Church of the Larger Fellowship of the Unitarian-Universalist Association of Congregations. The Elders of the American Unitarian Conference joined in his installation.
Dr. Doran's authority extends to those regions
of Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario lacking UUA or CUC clergy with congregational jurisdiction.
The Sault Area Unitarian Universalist Alliance
Provides Services to Devout yet Non-Doctrinaire
Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups
in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan
& Ontario's Algoma District.
We assemble to celebrate Martin Luther King Day
Our Statement of Purpose
We gather as Unitarians, Universalists
and other nondogmatic believers
to enjoy with each other the spiritual quest.
We gather to strengthen each other
in understanding and living out the deepest meanings of our lives.
We gather with a sense of appreciation and wonder
before the Sacred Mystery of Life.
We draw upon the voices and visions of the great religious traditions.
We draw upon reason, intuition, art, science and our own life experiences.
We draw upon the spiritual power and truth of our own congregation.
(if concluding at this point, add..."So might it be!")
We commit ourselves to:
Creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and reliance;
Keeping confidential all that is disclosed;
Making every effort to prepare for, be present at,
and do our part at each gathering;
Listening with heart and mind
to each other's feelings and life-situations;
Sharing with each other our personal experiences,
our knowledge, talents. humor and other inner resources;
Receiving from each other the insights and energies
deriving from our varying spiritual paths and perspectives;
Refraining from condemning, or trying to convert anyone
to a particular way of believing or acting;
Encouraging each other to ever-greater spiritual growth
by comforting, challenging, supporting
and assisting, according to the need.
So might it be!
Sault Area Unitarian Universalist Alliance
First adopted April 1991,
Readopted May 2002,
Revised Antiphonally 2008
The Principles and Purposes
of the UUA Denomination
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association,
covenant to affirm and promote
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement
to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process
within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community
with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
Respect for the interdependent web
of all existence of which we are a part.
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder,
affirmed in all cultures,
which moves us to a renewal of the spirit
and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which
challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil
with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
Wisdom from the world's religions
which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love
by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed
the guidance of reason and the results of science,
and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions
which celebrate the sacred circle of life
and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Grateful for the religious pluralism
which enriches and ennobles our faith,
we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.
As free congregations we enter into this covenant,
promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
Our Summer Solstice Worship Service
Visitors Are Welcome to
Join In Our Monthly Potluck
to be added to the invitation mailing list (designating dates and locations) send your email address to either
Chaplain Daniel C. Doran Ph. D.
is a Member of the Board of Directors
for the ULC International Ministries Council
Heartland District Director
(Rev. Dr. Margaret Hollander)
Led Us In Ritual Indoors. Then
We All Headed Outdoors for a
Picnic to Celebrate the Day Star