The Gift of the Uncertain
Rev. Scott Dillard
“We’re all stumbling in the dark, and that makes for some pretty interesting collisions.” Uncertainty in our lives often creates anxiety and even depression but if we were to look at uncertainty as a gift, as a journey that will open our eyes to new discoveries we might just learn to embrace uncertainty.
I came to Mountain Light as an act of defiance towards a fundamentalist Christian rehab group that required my daughter to attend church each Sunday that she was allowed home. I could not bear the churches that were approved for her and, in desperation, remembered Mountain Light. My daughter and I walked in not knowing what to expect and immediately I felt that I had arrived home! The rehab group wasn't happy with my choice but I definitely was.
My experience here is one of love and acceptance no matter where you are at in your life or spiritual journey. I love being surrounded by thoughtful, intelligent people who allow me to better understand other viewpoints on many different subjects and agreement with those viewpoints isn't a requirement. How joyful and freeing that is!
I understand now why I was never quite comfortable in the religion of my childhood. I was a Unitarian Universalist my entire life but I just didn't know what it was or what to call it. I can't imagine not having this loving community of friends to lift my spirits and challenge my world view each week!
- Meet BSA Troop #440 Boy Scout Troup #440 Crossover Ceremony & Potluck When: Saturday, August 17, at 3:00 PM Where: Mountain Light UUC Join us for our CROSSOVER CEREMONY and potluck, and meet the MLUUC Boy Scout Troop and parents. If MLUUC members are interested in helping out with the troop or teaching a particular skill join us for this event/potluck, and we ...
- Woodworkers Guild The Mountain Light Woodworkers Guild has begun work on the boat building project. Check out the photos on Flickr (click here). Notes from Ted Woehr on the project: 2019.07.16 – The crew anticipated the needs of the project clamps, clamp boards and plastic wrap. A decision was made to do the offset ribs instead of gussets. Members ...
- RECLAIM Act Soon the House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to finally do something positive for communities that have suffered the brunt of our fossil fuel economy – those living with abandoned coal mines. HR 2156, called RECLAIM, has bi-partisan support and it’s coming to the floor of the House! Ask your representative to ...