Speaker: Rev. Alison Duren-Sutherland

Rev. Alison Duren-Sutherland is Saltwater’s contract minister for the 2023-24 church year, operating in a hybrid/remote capacity from her home in Southern Oregon and onsite at Saltwater one week per month.

Flowing Along the Way: Lessons from the Tao te Ching

“True goodness is like water. Water’s good for everything. It doesn’t compete. It goes right to the low, loathesome places, and so finds the way.” –Lao Tsu, translated by Urusula K. LeGuin Thousands of years ago in China, during a time of political and social upheaval, a small volume was written to help people find … Continue reading Flowing Along the Way: Lessons from the Tao te Ching

Agreeing to Disagree: Pluralism in Our Past, Present & Future

Amidst the Radical Reformation of the 1500’s, the only Unitarian kingdom in history declared freedom of conscience and religious toleration. 400 years later, the Unitarian Universalist faith moved beyond Christianity to draw inspiration from many sources. This means that the person sitting next to you at church probably has beliefs that differ from yours. Rev. … Continue reading Agreeing to Disagree: Pluralism in Our Past, Present & Future

Solidarity Forever: Celebrating International Worker’s Day

Description: Rev. Alison and special guest former union organizer Dorothy Gibson will share the connections between faith values and the rights of working people. Music Director Tom Burt and the Saltwater Choir with Betty Beck on banjo will weave workers’ anthems from Dolly Parton, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger through this celebration of the power … Continue reading Solidarity Forever: Celebrating International Worker’s Day

Joyful Community: One Interdependent Web

As our pledge drive comes to a close we celebrate the many ways we weave the web of community, and take time to imagine a future that we can only create together, where our mission to Practice Love, Foster Connection, Nurture Spiritual Growth, and Act for Justice has come to pass.

Peace Like a River

The 6th Unitarian Universalist Principle calls on us to affirm and promote, “the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all,” and the proposed UU values statement “declare[s] that every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness.” Rev. Alison will share how her commitment to peace and non-violence … Continue reading Peace Like a River

Joyful Community

Ours is a joyful community made up of members and friends who come together of our own free will to put our mission into action. Today, we’ll experience the joy of co-creation during our Sunday service, making an art installation together in real time, guided by Miriam Woito. No artistic talent or experience required! With … Continue reading Joyful Community