Humanist have even created a new word, Humanlight. What light through yonder window breaks? It is the light of reason and the resulting better world. Rev. Pat Jobe comes back to celebrate The Festival of Humanlight, to give us the perspective of humanist thinking and believing and action. He tells the extraordinary story of a former Christian superstar who woke up one day to find humanism. A good time will be had by all.
We’re acknowledging a new holiday celebration this year, the Festival of HumanLight, which
has been celebrated by Humanists worldwide since 2001.
It’s designed to celebrate and express the positive, secular, human values of reason, compassion, humanity and hope. It illuminates a positive vision of a happy, just and peaceful future for our world, a future which people can build by working together.
“Light” indicates the light of human reason.
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Sunday December 8, 2019 "Blessing All The Living Beings In The Room And Beyond" with Rev. Pat Jobe *Video*
Our Annual blessing of the animals service:
Rev. Pat Jobe returns to bless the animals on December 8th. Please feel welcome to bring your well-behaved companion animal to be blessed in the annual ceremony. There will be a table for those who would like to bring a photo or special object from a beloved deceased animal to acknowledge their memory or a symbol of any animal close to your heart. The morning service will ask us to take a peek into the world that is improving for all animals.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook Page. You can view the service (broken in to two parts) by following the links below:
Due to technical difficulties there is no audio recording of this service.
Sunday December 1, 2019 "Of Sheep, Goats, Roof Railings and the Fourth Source of Wisdom" with Rev. Charlie Tyler *Video and Audio Service*
The fourth source of wisdom which builds the foundation for the Seven Principles is "Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves." This message offers us the opportunity to reexamine these ancient teachings in the light of the 21st century.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook Page. You can view the service by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/uulowcountry/videos/666224253905647/
I remember as a child my mother always said around Thanksgiving, "count your blessings." Only in late adulthood have I followed my mother's wishes, and what I have found raises some discomfort for me. Some blessings are eternal and almost unchangeable. Others, however, are blessings derived from centuries of human work and wisdom. Some of these blessing are crumbling. We'll talk about both the eternal and the crumbling in our Thanksgiving sermon.
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What does it really mean to be human and how can we use it as a gift to others, to the world, and to the future? Carla will take a deep dive into our relative humanness, explore how we got to this powerful place, and offer the possibility of a post-human perspective as a means for unleashing a wellspring of untapped gift giving.
This service was live streamed and can be viewed by visiting our Facebook page.
Rev. Jobe returns to challenge us beyond ourselves and deeply within ourselves, from the subatomic pulses of energy in our cellular structure to the ultimate horizons of the universe. This will be a fantastic, fun and lively service of call and response. Come ready to rock and roll.
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Sunday November 3, 2019 Service: "E Pluribus Unum: Applying The Power of The Third Source of Our Wisdom" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Video and Audio*
Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
This will also be a Dia de Los Muertos service: This year we Welcome back the “Day of the Dead” service that has been so meaningful for us. To celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones, human or animal, please bring with you a memento, picture or other small item
representing your loved one.
We will have an ‘altar’ for the items you bring to church.
Come celebrate Life with us!
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Rev. Dick Hood returns from a Summer in Maine!
It's not easy being a prophet. Often their road is difficult and their work is unappreciated. We'll look briefly at three prophets (two from our UU tradition). Hopefully we will be more respectful of their efforts as we get to know them better.
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Martha will focus on how we can develop a better understanding of the marginalization of People with Disabilities. She hopes to spark a conversation that will help us to look more deeply at the misconceptions about this community.
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October 13, 2019 Service "Is The Mystical Experience One Of Our Sources?" Rev. Pat Jobe *Video and Audio*
Rev. Pat Jobe has talked about mysticism in the past. What are our mystical roots? What is larger than ourselves that still informs the spirited walk? In maybe surprising ways, Jobe will talk about when he has come from and how it might inform our path forward.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook page. Due to technical difficulties, the video of the stream is cut into two parts.