In Defense of Pollyanna

All are welcome to our dual-platform worship service either in person or via this Zoom link. The Urban Dictionary defines a “pollyanna” as “an excessively or blindly optimistic person,” or a person who is “unreasonably or illogically optimistic.” It’s not generally used as a compliment. Join us this Sunday as we examine the children’s story of Pollyanna – alongside the psychological theory of unconditional positive regard and the first principle of Unitarian Universalism – and consider whether being a “pollyanna” is actually such a bad thing. Stay following the service for coffee and conversation and the Second Sunday Potluck. Those on Zoom are invited to stay following the service for conversation.