Happy New Year!
One way to start out the new year is to reflect on the Seven Principles—the shared covenant we have with one another—to walk together in the spirit of love.
This week we highlight the 2nd Principle: Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
“Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations points us toward something beyond inherent worth and dignity. It points us to the larger community. It gets at collective responsibility. It reminds us that treating people as human beings is not simply something we do one-on-one, but something that has systemic implications and can inform our entire cultural way of being.
“Compassion is something that we can easily act on individually. We can demonstrate openness, give people respect, and treat people with kindness on our own. But we need one another to achieve equity and justice.
“Justice, equity, and compassion are all part of the same package. Just as the second Principle overlaps with the first, so it is related to the seventh Principle—the interdependent web of all existence.”
—Rev. Emily Gage, Unity Temple, Chicago, IL (read more from Emily in The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, ed. Ellen Brandenburg)
Justice, Equity and Compassion--Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is a fitting example extolling justice with love. https://www.archives.gov/fi…/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf
Foxborough Universalist Church is a vibrant and growing congregation of people working to connect with a sense of greater meaning, purpose, and belonging. We are gathered by love, guided by love and energized by love in our efforts to help heal the world.
10:20 am Religious Exploration classes begin (children go downstairs unless "all ages" service)
11:00 am Friendship Hour (coffee, snacks, and conversation)
6 Bird Street
Casual and contemporary: come as you are.
Adults and children of all ages are welcome. School aged children are invited to attend religious exploration classes; infant and toddler care is available during service.
on the Foxborough Common!
We Are a Welcoming Congregation!