Upcoming Events

Dale Barrington Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Church – Fellowship – Assembly; What is it? --- Our Choice

Dale Barrington. “When Jesus was crucified, his followers saw that he could never carry to fulfillment the mission of the Jewish people as they conceived it… He was not the messiah they had expected, and, so far as they could see, he was no messiah at all.  The depth of devotion and the shared vision they possessed made their disillusionment all the more bitter and devastating… They reached that depth of despair which comes when all that seems to give hope to human existence is seen to be an illusion…

After about the third day, however, when the numbness of the shock had worn away, something happened.  The life transforming creativity previously known earlier with Jesus began again to work in the fellowship of his disciples.  It was risen from the dead, we might say… What rose from the dead was not the man Jesus; it was a new creative power within each of them.  They possessed what he did.  It was in their DNA.”

Henry Nelson Wieman (modified)

Service Leader: Steve Bowling

 

Fellowship Members Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Halloween Party

Halloween Party with dancing and costume contests. For Snacks, we are asking the Fellowship to bring ghoulish snacks and creepy punch. Get your best costumes going, there will be a contest. Time is running out!!!

Contact Elizabeth Thorndike & Annette Watlington.

Fellowship Members Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Day of the Dead

Fellowship Members. Let us remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones in our lives the Mexican way, the "Day of the Dead"— celebrated two days after All Hallows' Eve. Many people feel this day is more lighthearted, more accepting and more engaging— not somber and heavy. We will invite everyone to bring pictures or mementos of departed loved ones to be put in a place of honor, and during the service.
Be prepared for much brightness.

Service Leader: Steve Bowling

Anne Murray Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Lovely as a Tree

Anne Murray Drawing on words and rituals from several sacred sources and wise people, Anne will elaborate on the sanctity of trees for us as UUs.  As the season transitions to colder weather and less daylight, how do trees fit into our sense of what is spiritual, what sustains us, and interconnectedness?

Anne visits from our sister congregation in Winston-Salem on her way back from teaching at John C. Campbell Folk School.

Service Leader: Elizabeth Thorndike.

Dan Teslow Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
What's "Ya" to You?

Dan Teslow.  HALLELUJAH is known as an exhortation to PRAISE (Hallelu) GOD (Jah).However, "hallelujah" means more than simply "praise Jah" or "praise Yah", as the word hallel in Hebrew means a “joyous praise in song”. Joy, praise, song and gratitude are all embodied in this word. Leonard Cohen offers other views of Hallelujah, in spiritual and in unsettling secular and sexual sscenarios.

Dan asks whether the YAH in HALLELUJAH refers  not only to the personal god of Christianity and Judaism but to the forces of nature in Paganism, the evolving and possible perfection of human nature sought by Humanism or simply the inherent basic goodness taught by Buddhism.

Holley Ulbrich Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:00am
A Unitarian Universalist Jesus

Holley Ulbrich.

Holley Ulbrich Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Keep Your Eye Upon the Doughnut: Cultivating Abundance
Holley Ulbrich. When we want to produce more goods and create more jobs, we rely on that rather nasty but abundant quality of humans, greed, as a motivator. What would our communities and our lives look like if generosity or altruism was abundant instead? How can we make some of those good qualities more abundant in ourselves, our communities, and our world?
Private Party Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Private Christmas Party

Private Christmas Party from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm