let justice roll down like waters • sunday 11 october 2015

11:00 am ~ Let justice roll down like waters

gay_marriageCan you believe it? In our life time, the right to marry the person you love has been recognized for all Americans.

8-the-Play8 the Play was staged at UUCC in February 2014. Readings from 8 the Play, which is based on the transcript of the trial that over turned Proposition 8 in California, start the service. Excerpts from the majority decision of the Supreme Court in June 2015 follow.

Service leader:  Nicky Ozbek

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~  Namoli Brennet
Namoli Brennet will be speaking about her life and her music. Namoli is a singer songwriter and a transgender woman who began her transition while working as music director at a church that was ultimately forced to fire her. She’s a breathtaking and moving performer whose gritty, honest folk and unconventional guitar playing has attracted a large and extremely loyal fanbase.

In addition to the forum presentation, she’ll perform for the congregation during service and at an afternoon concert in advance of November’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Renewal • sunday 4 october 2015

11:00 am ~ Renewal

renewal5Cathy Harrington“It is always quietly thrilling to find yourself looking at a world you know well but have never seen from such an angle before.” ~Bill Bryson

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~  Homo naledi ancient hominin of Rising Star cave
hnMember Charles Redwine will discuss this recently discovered potential ancestor, who may have buried its dead. This recent South African discovery may shed light on human origins.

Promise & The World • sunday 27 september 2015

11:00 am ~ Promise

pinky-promise2Cathy Harrington

Peter Drucker said, “Unless commitment is made,
there are only hopes; but no plans.”

What does it mean to be people of promise?
Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

UU World - fall 20159:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~  the UU World:
a Review of the Latest Issue  

Member Claire Hale leads a review the latest issue of the denominational magazine, the UUWorld. Our local church is loosely/closely webbed to the UUA (UU Association), the UUSC (UU Social Services), as well as all the UU congregations everywhere. The quarterly magazine  intertwines us.


yom kippur and the path of forgiveness • sunday 20 september 2015

11:00 am ~ Yom Kippur and the Path of Forgiveness

Pomogranite-shofar-520Cathy Harrington“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly.”~ Henri Nouwen”

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~  Master and Slave: Dostoevsky’s Underground Man Meets Hegel.

d-hHow our psychology makes relationships so difficult, as illustrated by the Underground Man’s encounter with love, and Hegel’s understanding of master and slave in his Phenomenology. Discussion will be intertwined.

Presenter: Martin Rice

the road to character • sunday 13 september 2015

11:00 am ~ The Road to Character

RoadCHarCathy HarringtonDavid Brooks offers insights into character in his book titled, The Road to Character. What is the meaning of character and what is the difference between “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues?”

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~  Cosmology, the History and Nature of our Universe. cosmologySince prehistoric time, Man has sought to explain and understand the universe. Bill Wynot will present a 30-minute DVD, a resumé, of a 36-lecture series by Prof. Mark Whittle, Ph.D, University of Virginia, bringing us the latest scientific discoveries and understanding of our Universe. Discussion will follow the presentation.