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March & April Sunday Topics

March 3: Fanny Crawford.   T.H. Barnes Talks About Life, Death and History.  Storyteller Fanny Crawford will deliver a message from her great-grandfather, Thomas Henry Barnes (b.1849-d.1942) developed from the 100 page family history and autobiography Barnes left to the Barnes-Crawford clan, augmented by the family’s oral history and Fanny’s own research into major events of her great-grandfather’s time. (rescheduled from January.)       

            A Family Service where the children join the adults in the sanctuary for the first part of the service.

 

March 10:  J.D. Stillwater. Befriending the Thief—Remembering Mary Oliver.  Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer-Prize winning poet revered by many UUs, died January 17. Mary was not one to deny or push off thoughts of her own mortality; death and loss were present in many of her works. This Sunday morning we join her in facing and embracing what will come, what IS coming for each of us.

 

March 17:  Rev. Dr. Judith McLean.  Passive Racism.  Most white people in the US claim to not be racist, but passive racism is a subtle form of racism in which most of us are unaware of participating. Learn how being born white in America gives immediate privilege and sense of belonging that is denied to people of color.  (rescheduled from January.)

Offering in Action for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Potluck Lunch & UUCH Book Table after the service.

 

March 24:  Rev. Dr. Paul Britner.  Artificial Intelligence.  Artificial intelligence in the 21st century represents new technology that may enhance and enrich our lives or diminish them—or worse. Rev. Paul explores the spiritual and ethical challenges of artificial intelligence at the request of Tracy Barlup, who chose this topic after buying the “You choose the sermon” item at last year’s auction.

 

March 31: “Whispering Maggid” Melvin Metelits.  Is It All About Love?  This discourse will explore the holy energies of creation through the lens of the biblical story of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son, Isaac.

 

April 7: Rev. James Ishmael Ford’s sermon, Already Broken: A Buddhist Perspective on the Season of Spring. This sermon, about a way to see the preciousness of things, is by a retired UU minister, Zen Master, and author.

A Family Service where the children join the adults in the sanctuary for the first part of the service.

 

April 14: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. When Families Hurt. When families experience abuse, addiction, abandonment and other traumas, family members must find ways to sustain themselves and the family. How do you balance family care and self-care?

 

April 21:  Rev. Kenton Stone.  After Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen.  Although popular in churches now, Cohen’s song took  more than a decade to find its audience because his Jewish Hallelujah  comes from a humble theology of brokenness, not triumphalism.

Offering in Action for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Potluck Lunch & UUCH Book Table after the service.

 

April 28:  Rev. John H. Buehrens’ sermon, Failure to Forgive.  The former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association discusses the nature and value of forgiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

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