Bread for the Journey • sunday 29 march 2015

11:00 Service ~ Bread for the Journey
Cathy Harrington
Path Not TakenThis sermon is an exploration into the wonder of life and the unexpected events that lead us to new experiences that can offer unlimited reward and joy. “Follow your bliss. We must be willing to give up the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Campbell truly believed that the path we didn’t choose is waiting for us whenever we are ready.
Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

9:30 Forum
  (downstairs) ~ Human Trafficking in the United States
Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan presents a discussion about Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Immunity to Change • sunday 22 march 2015

11:00 Service ~ Immunity to Change
Cathy Harrington
change2Robert Kegan, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, has devoted a decade to understanding why we have such a difficult time making much-needed changes in our live. Studies reveal that when people are told they must change or die, only 7% are able to change. What is our resistance to change and how can we overcome it?
Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

On the Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier9:30 Forum
  (downstairs) ~ Did Jesus Exist?
Speaker: Charles Redwine presents Richard Carrier‘s case for On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt contrasting “the most credible reconstruction of a historical Jesus with the most credible theory of Christian origins if a historical Jesus did not exist. Such a theory would posit that the Jesus figure was originally conceived of as a celestial being known only through private revelations and hidden messages in scripture; then stories placing this being in earth history were crafted to communicate the claims of the gospel allegorically; such stories eventually came to be believed or promoted in the struggle for control of the Christian churches that survived the tribulations of the first century.”

Big History as the Great Story • sunday 15 march 2015

11:00 Service ~ Big History as the Great Story — and Why that Matters in a Warming World
fossilfish2-177Michael Dowd draws upon “legacy consciousness” to encourage a commitment to “get right with reality.” Dowd is the author of the bestselling, bridge-building book Thank God for Evolution, which was endorsed by 6 Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, by noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.
Speaker: Michael Dowd

Capital in the 21st century by Thomas Piketty9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ Inequality in the United States
Speaker: member Dave Benn will lead be a discussion on the roots of economic inequality and how it is damaging our society, based on the recent bestseller by Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty First Century. Sponsored by the UUCC Social Justice Committee.

Getting Rid of Deadwood • sunday 8 march 2015

11:00 Service ~ Getting Rid of Deadwood
Cathy Harrington

pruning_1What does it mean to get rid of deadwood? I think Eric Hoffer stated it best when he said, “You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.” The metaphor of pruning is a powerful one that has been carefully and effectively used since ancient times.
Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

atheistmind_humanistheart9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ So You Don’t Believe in God, Now  What?
Speaker: UUCC member Richard Ralston will review the book, Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart, by Lex Bayer and John Figdor. 

The Goat in the Tree & Other Miracles • sunday 1 march 2015

11:00 Service ~ The Goat in the Tree & Other Miraclesgoat on tree
Cathy Harrington
Everyday miracles that make life worth living happen all around us in every moment. There’s a wonderful greeting card about the humdrum of life (for those of us that sleep with cats) that says something like, “Some days it’s just not worth taking the cat off your face.” We’ve all had days like that! But then, there are those other days; days when our eyes are open wide and we can see the beauty in even a blade of grass, or days when we make the time to experience the joy of laughing with a friend, old or new, or taking time out to just have fun!
Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

Pam Sohn9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ Working the Left Side of the Newspaper
Speaker: Pam Sohn is the Chattanooga Times editor, representing the left-leaning side of the Chattanooga Times Free Press opinion page. Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she came to the combined  Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years.