These statements are our reminders of family goals for ourselves and our children. Each simple phrase represents a way of organizing our lives, staying focused, and being positive about life.(updated 2001)
We used Stephen Covey's books and our own experiences to turn these simple statements to remind us what our family stands for. It also serves as our guide for our parenting of Arielle and Peter.
We became members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale (UUFS). This is also known as the AWK church (Aetheists with Kids).
The UU's were created when Unitarians (dating from the 17th century) merged with Universalists in 1960. The result is a liberal religion that is terribly inclusionary. Unitarianism proclaims that we all spring from a common source; Universalism, that we share a common destiny. For a bit more info, see: www.uua.org/uubrief.html
We are so glad to have found this community. It suits us fine. We needed more than an agnostic approach to life mysteries. However, conservative libertarians need to be in a political closet in this church that is largely accepting of other diverse interests. It is politically liberal as well as religiously liberal.
Dorian and Joe serve as both youth group advisors and religious education leaders in our fellowship (UUFS).