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Sunday services in our sanctuary are suspended because of the coronavirus epidemic so we are worshiping on line.

 For details about other activities meeting on line, visit the COVID-19 Page. 

 

Sunday worship via Zoom meeting software.

Services begin at 11 a.m. but people are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

To attend a service, you need the new log in link and password, which are emailed each week on Friday.  If you aren’t receiving the link, email worship@uuhagerstownmd.org by Thursday to be added to the worship log in list.

If you have never used Zoom, check out the Zoom Basics Page.

 

September & October Topics and Speakers

Sept. 6: Rev. Dr. David Breeden. Putting Labor Back into Labor Day, reminds us that this holiday honors the labor unions that transformed the lives of generations of the working poor. But over the past four decades, Labor Day became just an end of summer picnic for most Americans while labor laws were weakened and wages for the poorest workers stagnated or declined. Learn how unions relate to our UU principles of justice and equity and to anti-racism activism.

Sept. 13:   Rev. Dr. Paul Britner.  Good Trouble. The late John Lewis urged us to get into “good trouble,” something Unitarian Universalists have been doing for our whole history. Social justice is a cornerstone of our faith, as our second principle reminds us: We affirm “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships.”  This sermon considers what our chosen faith might call us to do during these troubled times.

Sept. 20:   Rev. Dr. Kenton Stone. Welcoming The Evangelical Left. The intellectual leader of the evangelical left is Jim Wallis, the founder of the Sojourners Community in Washington, DC. In these divided times, let’s learn from Wallis how to welcome left and right with an open heart.

Sept. 27:  Rev. James Ishmael Ford. Standing on the Side of Love: a Sermon for Yom Kippur. Beginning this year at sunset on September 27, Yom Kippur is the holiest day in Judaism, a time of repentance and atonement. What can we UUs do to heal the wounds we’ve inflicted and suffered, especially in this time of division, denial, and distrust?

October 4: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner.  When Love Hurts. The “Me Too” movement not only has updated our understanding of workplace relations; it has changed cultural norms outside the office as well. This message, timed to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, considers different ways of identifying and responding to difficult or troubled relationships.

October 11:  Falling Apart and Coming Out. National Coming Out Day, observed on October 11 since 1988, celebrates the LGBTQ community and efforts for equality. Rev. Meg Barnhouse’s sermon describes her own journey from closeted Presbyterian pastor to UU minister and how Unitarian Universalism helped her come out.

October 18: Rev. Dr. Kenton Stone.  Winners and Losers. Two of the world’s five great religions have  “losers” at their center: a prince who gave up his throne to become a beggar—the Gautama Buddha—and Jesus, the son of God who came from heaven to earth to be born in a manger and die crucified as a criminal. As much as we all like winners, religion reminds us that sometimes it’s the so-called “losers” who come out on top in the end.

October 25: Rev. Susan Maginn’s sermon,  Be Not Afraid. In these difficult times, common sense would tell us to be very frightened. But Rev. Maginn reminds us of earlier, equally fearful times and the family, community and spiritual resources that helped our ancestors endure and survive-—because we are not alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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