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Want spirituality, try Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Ruth HertzbergCopper Mountain

In an excellent article Jan. 9, your reporter described spirituality, and the means of expressing it here in Summit County.I had just returned from a superb “spiritual” service led by Leon Joseph Littlebird at High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.I was amazed that your reporter did not mention Unitarian Universalism, a religious group which acknowledges the prevalence of spirituality in nature, in human relationships, and in doing good works.We express our spirituality in nontraditional ways, and we welcome all those who feel that traditional religions do not provide the answers to their spiritual needs.We are a religious group whose sustaining values are truth, goodness, love, and beauty … both physical and spiritual.Leon Littlebird spoke to these values as he dedicated a baby who was 1 year old, in a service that was so beautiful and compelling that the parents will always remember it.Leon acknowledged the wisdom of the elders among us and urged us to recognize the child that is still within us, as we continue to try to make the earth a better place in which to live.Religion has not failed in Summit County; it is only the rigid rules and outdated practices which are required of adherents of some traditional religions that have failed. Spirituality is alive and blossoming in Summit County. It shines in the services of Leon Littlebird and at High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and in every human being who is aware of the great mystery that defines our brief existence on this planet.

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