INTERDEPENDENCE: the practice of leaning into the unknown

Theme of Summer

The intention of the themed year is to help Unitarian Universalists build a robust spiritual and ethical vocabulary. The themes are points of departure for religious liberals seeking to think, speak and act theologically, prophetically and prayerfully. The themes reclaim religious language, casting old terms in a new key to deepen spiritual grounding and sharpen moral reasoning. Our theme packets are intentionally geared toward all ages to remind us that this is a life-long journey.
2021.7 Summer Theme Packet


  • Tell a story about a time you faced something unknown:
  • What were the circumstances that helped you through that time?
  • What does it mean to be dependent on one another vs independent with each other?
  • What or who helps you live into your interdependence?