A thought from the UUCF Communion Service

Not a review of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship Communion Service yesterday, but a reflection on something Kathleen Rolenz, Unitarian Universalist minister and UUCF past president, said during her sermon to the effect that sometimes Unitarian Universalist Christians must practice their faith alone.

I thought of a quotation from James Martineau, which I abstracted at more length in 2008.

Certain Christians without churches

are wanderers unattached, not from any churlish indifference to fellowship in spiritual things, but because they cannot have it without engagements which they dare not take.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Each follows their own path. I think that’s inevitable, whether one conflicted as Martineau wrote, or if we just stumble upon that reality along the way.

  2. While at seminary I had a discussion with one of the members of the Ecclesiology commission from the WCC who were meeting at my seminary (since one of the professors is on the commission). We talked about Unitarian Universalism and the “Body of Christ.” I came to the conclusion that Unitarian Universalism as a denomination is not part of the Body of Christ, but that individuals were. But it would be interesting for more research and thought to be put into this.

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