We have combined the Full Moon and New Moon events. We are now only meeting once a month on the 3rd Friday and are calling it our CUUPs Gathering. We also have some special activities that are happening on dates other than the 3rd Fridays; May Day, Summer Solstice, and Feast For The Dead.
Check out our new descriptive hand-out brochure and our new calendar for CUUPs 2013. The C.U.U.P.S detailed activity schedule can be found on our Facebook page. For more information: C.U.U.P.S of Wichita, Phone #: (708) G0-CUUPS or (708)402-8877, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) is an organization
dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs),
educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue,
developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting
Pagan-identified UU religious peoples.
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) was chartered by
the Unitarian Universalist Association at the General Assembly in 1987
for purposes of:
Enabling networking among Pagan Identified UUs; providing outreach
of Unitarian Universalism to the broader Pagan community continentally
Providing educational materials on Paganism for Unitarian Universalist
congregations and the general public promoting Pagan - Jewish &
Encouraging the development of theo / thea-logical and liturgical
materials based on earth and nature centered religious and spiritual
Encouraging greater use of music, dance, visual arts, poetry, story,
and creative ritual in Unitarian Universalist worship celebration.
Providing support for Pagan-identified UU religious professionals and
ministerial students; and fostering healing relationships with our
mother the Earth and all her children.
Paganism in the UUA
One of the sources of Unitarian Universalism is "Spiritual teachings of
Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and
instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature."
For some UUs this means a Pagan spirituality. For other UUs it means a
Humanist, Native American, or other nature honoring spirituality.
UUs are dedicated to the right of conscience, the personal search for
spiritual truth and freedom from dogmatism.
UUs are also dedicated to "Respect for the interdependent web of all
existence of which we are a part." Many UUs understand Paganism within
this context while not accepting Paganism as their personal spiritual truth.
Still, opinions vary on the inclusion of a Pagan theology within the
UUA. Individual congregations can be supportive or skeptical. Most
congregations are tolerant, and many are even accepting, of Paganism as
a spiritual expression within Unitarian Universalism.
Many UU clergy have responded spiritually to nature for a long time. In
recent years an increasing number of CUUPS chapters are connected to
existing UU congregations.
Chapter activities may include: discussion groups, ritual groups,
teaching circles, and worship services for UU congregations.
Chapters are autonomous in deciding their own levels and types of
activity. There are currently several dozen officially recognized chapters.
Many of UU ministers have identified themselves as Pagan or
Earth-centered in their spirituality. This is part of a recent general
increase in spiritual interests among UUs.