This year’s overarching frame is The Gifts of Our Faith. We focus on ten beloved UU values and explore their potential to shape us and in turn shape the world.
How do these values offer us both challenge and comfort? What might it mean to place them at the center of our living and loving? What promise do they hold for us individually as well as collectively? These are some of questions that will guide and bless our journey in the year ahead.
Here is the list of our 2023-24 themes:
The Gift of...
January: Liberating Love
February: Justice & Equity
Important Note: Exploring Article II
It’s exciting to know that our wider faith community will be exploring these themes as well. As part of our UUA’s Article II Commission work, a proposed new statement of UUA purposes and values has been developed. Our 2023-24 Soul Matters themes were created with that proposal in mind, in the hope of supporting subscribing UU congregations as they do the sacred work of discerning which of our beloved UU values will best guide our faith as we engage today’s world.
See our "Article II Connections" worksheet which lifts up how our themes are connected to the Article II proposal.
Past Years' Themes
This year our themes explored the paths crucial to helping us birth a new normal worthy of our hopes.
January: Finding Our Center
This year our themes were tied together by the idea that each month we were exploring the values and work that our times were calling us to.
September: Embracing Possibility
October: Cultivating Relationship
November: Holding History
December: Opening to Joy
January: Living with Intention
February: Widening the Circle
March: Renewing Faith
May: Nurturing Beauty
June: Celebrating Blessings
This year our themes were tied together by the overarching frame/question of “What does it mean to be a people of…(the theme)?”
October: Deep Listening
February: Beloved Community
Click here for a list of our themes
framed as spiritual practices
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