Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What Moves Us: A Unitarian Universalist Theology Program for Adults

Taking It Home: James Luther Adams

Part of What Moves Us

We live by our devotions. — James Luther Adams (1901-1994)

Identify a way in which your personal religious behavior displays your religious beliefs. Then, identify a way your congregation's beliefs are displayed in congregational structure, practices, and action. Reflect in your theology journal how the behaviors display beliefs. Consider how you, or your congregation, could more systematically display your Unitarian Universalist faith.

Faith in Action

Five out of seven persons who visit our Unitarian Universalist congregations do not return. Assume for the sake of this faith in action exercise that you can change your behavior toward visitors in a way that might create a connection with the visitors and would in this way encourage them to return. What change in behavior could you (and/or other members of the congregation) initiate that might make a connection with the visitor and express the meaning of your Unitarian Universalist beliefs in a way that would make the visitor want to visit the congregation again?