Creativity in Our Community

I think of creativity as an important daily practice for my mental and spiritual wellbeing. I try to draw or journal everyday to have the opportunity to shut off my thinking, judging mind, and let something else entirely take over and lead.

There are people of all ages in our USNF community that amaze me with their creativity. We are lucky to have so many artists, poets, andParlor Gallery writers in our midst, as well as activists with creative solutions! The kids astound me with what they create and the solutions they suggest and their ability to see things in new and unique ways. There are a lot of opportunities to celebrate creativity this month.

Janet had a great idea to use the Parlor as a gallery space and Steve Kramer has kindly donated the hardware that we need to have regular exhibits in our Parlor. Steve's nature photographs will be our first show. If you would like to share your art in the Parlor, send me an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will also be hosting the Family Diversity Project's newest exhibit: Authentic Selves - Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families. The photos from this exhibit will be on display in the Great Hall in May, including during Pride weekend and for our May 7 multigenerational service celebrating identities. We are looking forward to honoring and affirming peoples' identities. It seems so imperative to support all gender identities as allies and advocates right now.

Another manifestation of creativity in our community is members of the congregation who are working together to propose amendments to the Article 2 Proposal, suggesting changes to the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources.