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SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SERVICE TOPICS

September 3: Donna Catling & Yvonne Pfoutz. Our Jobs, Ourselves. On this Sunday before Labor Day, explore how your family’s labor history and your own work experiences helped mold the person you are today.
This is an intergenerational service for everyone school age and up. The nursery in the Martin House will be open for younger children. Annual End-of-the-Summer Potluck Picnic after the service. Bring food to share. Lawn chairs and outdoor games are welcome additions also.

September 10: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. The Red Badge of Reason. A UU said to the universe “Sir I exist.” Attend the service to hear the reply. This topic was chosen by auction winner Frank Winn and is drawn from the writings of Stephen Crane, whose “naturalist” genre helped shape Unitarian Universalist humanism.

September 17: Rev. Ron Crawford. Religion, Need or Nicety? Science and technology march on, helping to explain our world; but Religion is not going away. Religion matters because it is our collective response to the mystery of the cosmos. Re. Crawford expands on these two statements.
Offering in Action (to support more world religions and inter-faith resources for the Washington County Library System).
Potluck lunch and UUCH Book Table after the service.

September 24: Rev. Kenton Stone. Love Beyond Belief. Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most famous modern UUs. In his collected essays Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, he speaks directly to being an atheist and a very committed humanist.

October 1: Andrew McKnight. The Gifts in Our Genes: a Special Music Service. An appreciation for the stories doubly-twisted into every cell of our being, and the odd and eclectic collection of saints and rogues who helped create them. Family Service. The children join the adults for the first part of the service.

October 8: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. Religion and Domestic Violence. All of the world’s religions have texts that affirm loving, caring relationships based on mutual respect and also those that seem to sanction male dominance in the home. How can religious institutions can move from being part of the problem to being part of the solution.

October 15: Rev. Ron Crawford. Toward an Understanding of Ministry. What is meant by “The Priesthood of All Believers.”
Offering in Action (to support more world religions and inter-faith resources for the Washington County Library System).
Potluck lunch and UUCH Book Table after the service.

October 22: Rev. Ed Poling. Finding Common Ground Amidst Religious Diversity: Valerie Kaur, American Sikh Activist. Valarie Kaur is a filmmaker, civil rights lawyer and media commentator who focuses on storytelling for social change. This will introduce us to the values and beliefs of Sikhism among the recent American immigrant community.

October 29: Rev. Kenton Stone. A UU Book on Christ. UU minister Scott McLellan’s book, Christ for UUs, shows how UU “love beyond belief” can be approached from a UU Christian perspective as well. I learned of that perspective from a seminary classmate, UU Rev. Naomi King, a UU Christian and author (who is also Stephen King’s daughter.)

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