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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 to be added to the worship log in list. 

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

 

July- August Topics and Speakers

 

July 5: UU Patriotism. Progressive Americans are patriotic too, unless you define love of country in the limited way of the extreme right. But what does patriotism mean to Unitarian Universalists?  Words and images from UUCH members and friends and the larger UU community express a more nuanced view of patriotism, shaped by our principles and values.

 

July 12:  Rev. Dr. Paul Britner.  Solitude in the Time of the Coronavirus. Thoreau is famous for the isolation he sought at Walden Pond, and he wrote about that in his essay “Solitude.”  He also died at 42 from tuberculosis, which was quite common then. He’s got something to say to us about how we might use this time to enrich our spiritual lives.

 

July 19: Kari Gottfried. The Five Jagged Rocks of Unitarian Universalism. Five spiritual statements can serve as the bedrock of Unitarian Universalism and a simple way to explain UU theology to others —and to ourselves.

 

July 26: JD Stillwater.  Building a New Way: DIY.  Lessons learned from JD’s do-it-yourselfer father and grandfathers, and how those lessons might be applied to building a new way for our increasingly precarious global society. What kind of world do we want for our grandchildren, and for their grandchildren? Are we behaving accordingly? Building is not easy or comfortable—are we willing to do what it takes?

 

August 2: Unexpected Blossoms: a Flower Communion for a Socially Distanced Congregation. When our world narrows, can we find meaning and beauty by looking deeper and closer.  Includes a slide show of blossom photos from UUCH members and friends.

 

August 9:  Rev. Dr. Paul Britner.  Wild Forces. Francis of Assisi wrote that “There are beautiful, wild forces within us.”  In these challenging times, we need all of the power we can muster. This message explores how we may use the powers within us to transcend our difficulties and nurture our spiritual growth.

 

August 16: Rev. Nathan Ryan. Black Lives Matter More than a Slogan. The white minister at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge and a Louisiana native shares his struggle to “stay woke”.

 

August 23: Rev. Dr. Kenton Stone.  Love Beyond Belief.  UUism’s spiritual freedom carries with it a responsibility to define our own theology.  Then it seems we are to tiptoe to the edge of our particular belief and take a flying leap out of love beyond belief.

 

August 30: Rev. Scott Alexander.  May Your Pillow Catch Fire! —Sources of Courageous Goodness. Before and during WWII, a small number of Christians in Nazi-controlled countries risked their lives to save Jews. A study of over 140 of these rescuers reveals two common characteristics among them and provides insights about how we can create a more humane world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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