Soul Matters Thematic Ministry

Albany UU is a member of The Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes to more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. A web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.

Thematic ministry helps focus worship services in a more in-depth and meaningful way, giving a framework with deep and rich resources to incorporate into all facets of congregational life, including giving families a way to connect spiritually around the same topic with activities and materials for all ages and abilities, that are easily adaptable to different size groups and a variety of needs.

2022-2023 Themes
What paths must we lean into and relearn as we travel together into our complex, challenging and hoped for future? This is the overarching question our 2022-23 themes invite us to explore! Each theme will lift up a particular spiritual path crucial to helping us birth a new normal worthy of our hopes.

In particular, we will explore the challenges and paths of…

September: Belonging
October: Courage
November: Change
December: Wonder
January: Finding Our Center
February: Love
March: Vulnerability
April: Resistance
May: Creativity
June: Delight