Shawna Foster

Our new minister, Shawna Foster. Click on the image to see her bio.

Welcome to TRUU!

Our Mission Statement: “To provide a vibrant and sustainable spiritual institution that is a caring and open-minded community dedicated to the exploration of ethics, values, life choices, and social justice, and is a springboard for personal and societal transformation.”

Unitarian Universalists are a people of theological, spiritual, and philosophical diversity. We are Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Western Colorado. Our church serves communities along the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, including Aspen, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Redstone, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, and Rifle.

TRUU services are held at Third Street Center in Carbondale, CO, located at 520 South Third St.


From Your Minister

Water water everywhere, nor I any drop to drink – Samuel Tayler Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
This line of poetry plays over and over in my mind as I consider two great news stories this month. Unitarian Universalists in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are putting their lives and their community back together as flood waters recede after an unprecedented downpour. Over 30,000 people were evacuated and dozens of lives were lost in the calamity. The event has brought up the discussion of climate justice as storms become more violent and displace more people. Hundreds of miles to the north, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and many other Native American nations are protecting the waters of Dakota as they fight the pipeline that would cross sacred lands and waters. While people in Louisiana are on the receiving end of climate change, Native Americans are trying to prevent from more waters from becoming polluted and reduce our energy dependence on oil overall, with chants like “We can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil!” 
Like the ancient mariner, our society will only be able to remove the albatross of climate injustice from our necks when we come to respect nature itself. May we think of all the different meanings water has to different peoples this week as we gather together for our annual water ceremony.
 
Warmly,
Rev. Shawna Foster

 

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Upcoming Special Events

  • Water Communion Service – Rev. Shawna Foster

    Shawna-Foster-PicCome to our annual mingling of the waters service and hear Reverend Shawna Foster preach her first service for TRUU. Her topic will be “Flowing Kindness” and the service will include the water communion that introduces a new year in our congregation. Be sure to collect some water from your summer travels, or from right here in our local rivers, so that you will have it for the service.

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