Rev. Bruce Bode of the Quimper UUF, our mentor congregation, visited us once again, this tiome to give us a "New UU Orientation" for new members and for older UUs as well. He began by reviewing "The Appeal of the Unitarian Universalist Approach in Religion," a document he had sent us as homework. Of the eight reasons for becoming a UU, many of us found we fit several. You can see the document here.
Rev.Bode then asked each of us to describe ourselves and how we became UUs. He did this so we could get to know each other better in order to build our community. It took a full hour for all to participate, but the effort was very worthwhile, as we learned a great deal about each other and the attraction to UUism. You can listen to the entire hour below in three sections.
Rev. Bruce A. Bode
Our Saturday morning group
Ellie Klauminzer reviewed the history of UUism in ten minutes. You can listen to her below and to the left.
Finally, Rev. Bode acknowledged that that we had run out of time and that he had tried to fit six hours of orientation into two hours without success. He promised to return to continue the process.