12.27.15, A Christmas Without Collars, Tom Ott

I am a man who believes that symbols have enormous power, a power that multiples exponentially the more ingrained in our consciousness they become, for good and ill. In my homily for the Sunday after Christmas, a lapsed Catholic will explore his happy struggle to find faith through Unitarian Universalist non-doctrine.


Tom Ott is a past and current president of the Unitarian/Universalist Society of Germantown. He has also served on a number of committees and councils. He believes there is something concrete that, for want of a better word, can be called the spirit. He used to believe finding it was elusive. However, since joining this congregation, his hope has been renewed.