Timberland Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
1510 Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
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Welcome! It is with great pleasure that I invite you to visit with us on any Sunday evening. We are a welcoming fellowship open to all regardless of race, creed, color, gender orientation or identity.
We gather each Sunday at 5:00 pm for refreshments and socializing, followed by our service that begins at 5:30 pm. We hope that for you, as it is for us, that you will find this fellowship to be a place of friendship, lively discussion, and inspiration. Our fellowship is small and is led by our fellowship officers. We have a Consulting UU Ordained Minister who leads our service on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Other services are led by guest speakers or fellowship members. Many services are often centered around a video presentation of a UU Service from other UU churches, a TED Talk or other presentation that is relevant to Unitarian Universalist Principles and sources. All of our services involve a discussion portion following the presentation of the service topic. On the occasional Sunday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm we have a discussion group we call the Forum Fellowship. The discussions can cover a broad range of topics or educational presentations. These discussions are announced on the web page and on Facebook.
Unitarian and Universalists movements began with questioning the status quo, and questioning became the hallmark of our approach to truth. We are a creedless religion, which means we have no set beliefs that one must accept, and none one must reject. Rather than creeds or doctrines as the basis for belief, we share a set of seven Principles and draw from many other sources as our guide to attitude and action.
Our Unitarian Universalist Principles
- 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.
Unitarian Universalism 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 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 life.
- 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 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.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
In friendship and peace
Glenn P. Donnahoe
For additional information or to answer any questions, please contact any of the following:
Glenn Donnahoe 936-634-5175 H or 936-366-0910 C & Text; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan or Richard Mendola 936-634-6231 or cell 936-635-3093; email: email@example.com
Lois Clemens 936-676-2616; email: firstname.lastname@example.org