Pluralism vs. Fundamentalism 

Pluralism vs. Fundamentalism by Rev. Sam Trumbore — Presented by Donna Johnson

Our religious tradition of Unitarian Universalism is quite different from the “true believers”. A visitor would feel this in a UU congregation immediately. Yet understanding the roots of the differences, why we don’t worship     Jesus, why we don’t have a creed, why we value diversity, is easier in contrast with another belief system.

Before serving the Albany UU of New York state in 1999, Rev. Trumbore served in Port Charlotte, Florida and Niagara Falls, New York. He received his education for ministry in Berkeley, California at Starr King School for the Ministry. He is Past President of Iroquois Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship. Rev. Trumbore continues to serve in various non-profit leadership and support roles in the Capital Region of New York.

Upon moving to Door County in 2012, Donna Johnson quickly took advantage of the abundant arts community. She often calls Door County a “wellspring of creativity” and claims there is something in the water! She sought out Irish musicians, then started participating in seisuns (Irish music jam sessions), barn/contra dances and private gigs playing the bodhran (pronounced bow-ron), the Irish flat drum. Johnson volunteers at several theater and performance venues and has performed in productions with Isadoora Theater, Rogue Theater, Third Avenue Playhouse, Door Shakespeare and Theater M. She sings in two choirs and is a member of Belles Lettres, a poetry writing group.

Service Leader: Carrie Link

Music: Colin Welford