For info about winter weather schedule changes, click here!

 

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.

Topics and Speakers

Jan. 3: Robin Reichert. Ringing in Peace. A meditative presentation with a ritual to aid and support us in carrying peace within and radiating it out into the world. Ms. Reichert is a speaker, storyteller, author, artist, minster of peace, and a new guest speaker for UUCH.

Jan. 10: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. MLK and the Duty to Disobey. As we approach Dr. King’s birthday, Rev. Paul draws on Dr. King’s works and words to explore when and how to engage in civil disobedience with special attention to the 19th-century Unitarian minister whom he credits for inspiring the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Jan. 17: Rev. Aaron White. Martin Luther King and Unitarian Universalism. A video sermon by UU minister Rev. White explores Dr. King’s many connections to Unitarian Universalism, including his speech to the 1966 UUA General Assembly, and our complicated history with slavery, racism, and poverty. (This is the service cancelled last year by snow.)

Jan. 24: Rev. Dr. Kenton Stone. Thinky Pain. Comedian Marc Maron says “thinky pain” bothered both God and Moses (in Deuteronomy and Exodus) and anger from “thinky pain” was the humanist background to founding western civilization on the 10 Commandments. Let’s process our “thinky pain” and get through this pandemic together.

Jan. 31: Dr. Karen Gray. Complicity and Compromise. For those with humanitarian values who seek to express them in our morally complex world, escaping complicity and compromise is impossible. Dr, Gray will share some of the most useful insights emerging from the conversation between Australian philosopher Robert E. Goodin and Chiara Lepora who works with non-government agencies in disrupted societies.

Feb. 7: Winter in Our Souls. This season has often been a metaphor for loss, depression, old age, and death. Winter has also been honored as a time for rest and reflection. Let poetic words written about this season and music by RitmaCordia—Marlin Barnes on marimba and cellist Jane Peatling— help you explore your spiritual and personal connection with winter.

Feb. 14: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. Love Rejoices in the Truth. Loved ones support each other. But what does one do when a partner wants to quit a job to write the great American novel—and the partner is a terrible writer? There’s a fine line between indulging our loved one’s dreams and confronting them with a difficult truth. How do we navigate these tricky waters?

Feb. 21: Mark Bernstein. Is Superman a Closet UU? Does the Man of Steel light a chalice in his Fortress of Solitude? Do the Caped Crusader and Robin the Boy Wonder secretly share joys and concerns deep in the bowels of the Bat Cave? And what about Spidey’s interdependent web? Come explore the connection between our comic book heroes and our UU principles.

February 28: Rev. Dr. Kenton Stone. What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger. In the November 2020 issue of The Journal of Neurosurgery, Dr. Richard Wohns quoted philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and reminded me of insights I gained as a chaplain on a brain surgery unit about our ability to recover from trauma. What has made you stronger?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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