For a good part of the 20th century reason was the basis of our liberal religious discussion. Times have changed. Have we?
Next Service: Sunday January 19, 2020 "Stories From The Spiritual Journey" Rev. Pat Jobe with Rev. Charlie Tyler
Rev. Charlie Tyler joins Rev. Pat Jobe to tell stories from their spiritual journeys, a sermon time that will continue into the discussion after service. Bring a spiritual story to share. What gets you out of bed in the morning and how does that energy compare to things you have learned as a spiritual pilgrim?
Straight from a performance at Music on Malphrus, Greg leads our Sunday Service.
In the Name of Love: A Musical Service
Internationally touring singer/songwriter will trace the universality of “Love Thy Neighbor” and connectedness through the lens of his writing. His songs are his journal of journey from his origins in the nostalgia of the South - Richmond, VA - to his full appreciation of the “inherent worth and dignity of all individuals.”
“Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Like other great performers before him, Greenway’s message is that we can all play a part and make a difference in the course of both our private and public lives. But few musicians can do just this with such style, passion and sheer musicality.” --Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
This Service was live streamed to our Facebook Page. To view the service follow the links below:
Sunday January 5, 2020 "The Guidance of Reason and the Results of Science" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Video*
The fifth source which grounds the Seven Principles is...Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
Together we will try to unpack this vital cornerstone of our faith.
A year, no, a decade is coming to an end. It's a normal time for introspection. Sunday, 12/29 we will try to revisit that elusive skill of learning what to hold on to, what to let go of and ... perhaps, how to know when both happens.
This Service was live streamed on our Facebook page. Follow the link below to view the service:
To some degree we are all unwittingly on a holiday express train. Too much to do, too much to think of, not enough time. And the train keeps rolling along.
On December 22nd, we'll feature a service of brief birth stories, music by the 7 Principles, selections by John Sheppard, some silence, a brief meditation, and familiar carols. Our usual sermon discussion will have a different focus, the sharing with each other of a favorite holiday memory.
So take a moment for yourself; Step off the Holiday Express Train, if only for a an hour or so.
On December 22nd we collected winter coats and all cash collected in the basket at the service will be donated to the Sandalwood Food Pantry to help them fill needed items for the Holidays. Please be generous. Also, the 22nd will be Holiday Sunday and we encouraged our congregation members to wear Holiday Sweaters, Shirts, Ties or Socks. Ugly Sweaters were welcome!
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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.
This service was recorded and live streamed. You can view a video of this service on our Facebook page by following the link below:
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.
This service was live streamed on our Facebook page. You can view the service by visiting: Facebook.com/uulowcountry