Rev. Barry Andrews

What Does Humanism Mean Today? by Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews

Sunday Services are held at 9:15 and 11:00 am. Humanism was born in Spokane under the ministry of John Dietrich who served this congregation from 1911 to 1915. I discovered humanism as a teenager here during the 1960s when Rudy Gilbert was the minister. While many UUs consider themselves humanists, it is less often spoken about today and there is some confusion as to what it means. I am pleased to say that this sermon won the Humanist Sermon of the Year Award this year, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul

Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Rev. Barry Andrews, Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock on Long Island, New York Transcendentalism was essentially a religious movement that emerged from Unitarianism in the middle decades of the 19th century. I view the Transcendentalists—Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller among … Continued