Inspired by the Article II Study Commission’s articulation of our shared UU values, our theme for December is Pluralism.  Pluralism refers to the ability of a group to hold more than one belief at the same time. This concept is not new to Unitarian Universalism. We trace our Unitarian roots to 16th Century Transylvania, where King John Sigismund Zápolya and Unitarian court preacher Ferenc Dávid sanctioned religious tolerance. Today, our religious pluralism goes further than mere tolerance—enduring difference.  Instead, pluralism is welcoming and embracing difference. 
In their proposed changes to Article II of our bylaws, the Study Commission offers the following description of what pluralism means to Unitarian Universalism
We celebrate that we are all sacred beings, diverse in culture, experience, and theology.
We covenant to learn from one another in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We embrace our differences and commonalities with Love, curiosity, and respect.
You can learn more about changes to Article II of our bylaws here:
Our Little Food Pantry will receive $1 from every specially marked $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet sold during the month of December 2023 at 167 Main Street, Southampton NY

October Death Cafe
Thursday, December 14, 5:00pm
UUCSF Meetinghouse

Join us for this month’s Death Cafe! Let’s try to take some angst out of the word “death” and talk freely about any and all things death/dying/end of life-related. This is not a bereavement group but a safe place for informal agenda-free discussion and conversation. And there will be cake!
This Meeting is In-Person and Online

On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World
UUA Common Read
Sundays, January 21, 28, February 4. 9:00am-10:00am

As a UU Common Read selection, this book invites us to follow our own Unitarian Universalist faith into transformative atonement, whether a harm has been done with family or friends, within a congregation or other community, or by sweeping wrongs such as genocide and racial oppression.