SUMMER SERVICES

2017

 

 

July 2, 10:30 am                                                                   Emily Kratzer/Jane Cowan

Who Won? And More from GA

We share a recap of important events from the General Assembly just concluded in New Orleans: the new UUA president, bylaw changes, the statement on Escalating Inequality and more. The Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson is sure to bring us much to think about. The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker delivered the sermon at the 2017 Service of the Living Tradition. Jane will give insights about the experience of being with UUs from around the nation. Rev. Sangrey also attended GA.

Coordinator: Jane Cowan

 

July 9, 10:30 am                                                                                              Des Shaw

Immigrating While White

Like many other white people, I grew up with this rather sunny view of slavery, in which the participants were simply given free room and board rather than a paycheck.  Likewise the prevailing view of white immigration into this country tends to understate what a brutal process it was, a brutality that has shaped the white working class to this very day.  This sermon will examine what white working class Americans went through to come here, and stay here, and how this history has shaped the attitudes they hold today

Coordinator: Leslie d’Oronzio

 

July 16, 10:30 am                                                                                             Luis Torres

The Shape of Justice

This recurring summer service considers several US Supreme Court decisions from the last term, including cases on abortion, separation of church and state as well as police misconduct. We will compare and contrast the high court's sense of justice with that of UUA leaders, our congregation and individual members. 

Coordinator: Harry Shair

 

July 23, 10:30 am                                                                                       Barrie Peterson

My McCauleys: Revolutionary Leaders, UNC Founders,

Slaveowners, Former Slave

Genealogy can reveal much of our formative family backgrounds, but what do we do with this...the good, the bad, and the ugly?

Coordinator: Mike Steger

  

July 30, 10:30 am                                                                                  Rev. ReBecca Sala

How the Light Gets In

In the midst of so much negativity and bad news, how and where do we find moments of hope? 

Coordinator: Tricia Larkin

  

August 6, 10:30 am                                                                            Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spirituality"

 --A rationalist-Humanist Pilgrimage 

Service description to be announced at a later date

Coordinator: Dan Hanchrow

 

August 13, 10:30 am                                                                                   Jane Cowan

What Do We Do with the Youth?

The way Unitarian Universalists deal with teen ministry and programming may be one of our most radical traditions.  We are called by our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all beings to welcome teens of many identities.  We build radically inclusive community where it is possible to explore identity and spirituality without boxes.  We provide support through one of the most challenging stages of life.  What does it mean to honor the inherent worth and dignity of teens?  How do we do this and why? 

Coordinator: Laurie Young

 

August 20, 10:30 am                                                                                    Dan Hanchrow

Shakespeare’s Darker Observations on Society

Othello. Shylock. Katherina Minola. In these three characters- a black man, a Jewish man, and a woman, Shakespeare shows us the many ways prejudice and Christian male superiority can manifest and affect minority groups or those without power. Shakespeare never made judgements himself but left it for us to decide right and wrong. Discuss.

Coordinator: Tricia Larkin

 

August 27, 10:30 am                                                                                     Harry Shair

Citizenship and Morality

Come help wrestle with the issue of whether citizenship and morality ever truly conflict and what should you do if they do. Our 5th principle is: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. When I read that, I wonder what do you do if the democratic process and your personal conscience differ. How do you decide when to obey the will of the majority and when your sense of morality?

Coordinator: Rob Young