Robin Bartlett

Robin Bartlett is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist raised atheist by humanist Unitarian Universalist parents. She found Jesus in a UU church in her late twenties. Turns out he’d been there all along and she didn’t know it. Robin is the Senior Pastor at the First Church in Sterling, Massachusetts, a multi-denominational, progressive Christian Church affiliated with both the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Robin was ordained UU, and has dual standing in both the UUA and the UCC.

From Robin Bartlett

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I was talking to someone recently about the story of her church-going life, and she told me about a time in her life that she stopped coming to church. Many people who have a story about their church-going life also have a story about taking a break from church—when they stopped going, sometimes...

Reflection | By Robin Bartlett | November 26, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Despair, God, Hope, Inclusion, Presence

Six leaders reflect on activism and religious identity in a racially and politically charged era.

Feature | By Takiyah Nur Amin, Robin Bartlett, Ranwa Hammamy, Paul Rasor, Marilyn Sewell, Pamela Wat | November 1, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Belief, Courage, Living Our Faith, Politics, UU Beliefs, Social Justice, Vision for UUism

First Church in Sterling "commissions" their "Called to Care" team upon completion of their training to honor their ministry to the congregation.

By Robin Bartlett | August 11, 2016 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Pastoral Care, Rites of Passage

I somehow lost my chalice necklace on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston the same day I lost my marriage and my religion. I must have dropped it while I was walking down the street. It was a bad day. Let me back up. I grew up Unitarian Universalist. I had a chalice necklace for a long time that I only...

Reading | By Robin Bartlett | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Identity, Meaning, Searching

Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: 'In the wilderness...

Sermon | By Robin Bartlett | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Dignity, Equity, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence

UUs’ thoughts on Jesus reflect the diversity of thought encouraged by our liberal faith. Our Principles include a commitment to “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning”; whatever one’s views, there is likely a UU who shares them. Yet we are more than our individual stories.

Pamphlet or Card | By Joy Berry, Dawn Skjei Cooley, Scott McNeill, Jonalu Johnstone, Robin Bartlett | February 8, 2013
Tagged as: Beliefs & Principles, Christianity, UU Beliefs, UU Theology, Publications

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