Welcome!

Love is the doctrine of this church,
the Quest For Truth is its sacrament, and Service is its prayer.

As a Welcoming Congregation, we welcome you, whomever you are, irrespective of race, creed, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

You will find our lay-led services to be spiritually and intellectually stimulating. As a welcoming community of religious liberalism, we unite to celebrate diversity and to find our connected-ness. We strive to foster intellectual inquiry, spiritual growth and ethical living.

For more information about Unitarian Universalism, please visit: www.uua.org, http://www.uuasouthernregion.org/, or www.clfuu.org.


Jun 26 Annual Congregation meeting

No RE classes this time, children are welcome to attend the meeting and bring something to keep occupied or go to the RE room.

Traditional… Lunch after the Annual Meeting

Bring your own drinks.
Baked Potatoes will be provided.

 
Remember, members will be voting on various issues, but all are welcome to participate in our meeting. Members are obligated to attend.
Welcome to our newest member, Tiffany Gonzales!

Packets with the proposed budget and strategic plan will be provided at the meeting.

Sunday, June 19, Fathers’ Day

Please join us as we welcome back Dr. David Welch, who will speak on, “Jesus, we hardly know you. On the trail of the historical Jesus.” Dr Welch received his doctorate from the University of Florida and is professor emeritus of the University of Northern Colorado. He moved to Hot Springs Village in 2010 from St Paul Minnesota where he retired as the Dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Jun 12, Bob VanHook, Guest Speaker, His Talk is entitled “Non-Issues.” It is about non-issues and why people use them

This Sunday the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., welcomes our friend and retired minister, Bob VanHook.  He says, “My Talk is entitled “Non-Issues.” It is about non-issues and why people use them.”

We hope you will join us at 10:00am for refreshments and socializing before the service, which is at 10:30am.

We do provide a class during the service for the youth, so that the whole family can benefit from the experience.

We have suspended our 9:00am class for the summer it will resume in September.  To learn more about our liberal faith please visit our website at uuchurchhotsprings.org.

Jun 5, Jane Hufstedler, Member, shares reflections from Rev Scott Alexander’s sermon entitled, “Blessed Assurance”

Please join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St. at 10:30am, as member Jane Hufstedler, shares reflections from Rev Scott Alexander’s sermon entitled, “Blessed Assurance.” it makes the correlation between “End Time” thinking, global warming and nuclear war.

Come early and enjoy refreshments and social time at 10:00am.

The 9:00am activities have been suspended for the summer.

We hope to see you this Sunday.

May 29, Everyone is welcomed to a special Memorial Day service

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., welcome you to a special Memorial Day service, where former friends and members will be honored and remembered.

Refreshments and a time to meet and greet will convene at 10:00am,  followed by the service at 10:30. There is a class for children during the service, so bring the whole family.

There is no 9:00am activity this Sunday.

 
Following the service all are welcome to join in our picnic potluck at the pavilion at Entergy Park.

May 22, Rev Dr Bud Hearn, Guest Speaker, will speak on “Vignettes From An Old Coffee Can”

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., welcome you to hear Rev Bud Hearn, speak on, Vignettes From An Old Coffee Can. It is amazing what an empty old coffee can can hold. Memories past. Epiphanies. Hopes – realized and unrealized. Ideas to come back to for further reflection.”  In Sunday’s message Rev Bud Hearn shares insights both personal and theological that he has retrieved from an old coffee can..

Refreshments and a time to meet and greet will convene at 10:00am,  followed by the service at 10:30. There is a class for children during the service, so bring the whole family.

There is no 9:00am activity this Sunday.

Please join us, we would love to have you with us.

May 15, Melanie Bell, Guest speaker, will speak about “The Power of the Mind”

Please join us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St, at 10:30am, as we welcome Melanie Bell, to speak about “The Power of the Mind.”  Melanie is an Honors Graduate of HMI who brings her love of adventure and passion for life to her hypnotherapy practice.  As a vegetarian, herbalist, organic gardener, aspiring author and animal lover, Melanie has a wide range of life experience to draw from, as well as the education, discipline and professionalism she achieved as a successful attorney and business woman.

 
Come a little early at 10:00am to share refreshments and conversation before the service.  We have suspended our 9:00am classes for the summer. Both classes will resume in the fall.  We will still have Children’s classes available during the service.

We hope to welcome you this Sunday!

May 8, Bob VanHook, Guest Speaker, topic will be “Love Like a Mother”

Robert “Bob” VanHook

Robert “Bob” VanHook

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., invites you to join us this Sunday, at 10:30am, for “Love Like a Mother,” with Bob VanHook.  Bob is a frequent guest speaker and always delivers a heartfelt and inspiring message.

Bob, a native Arkansan and a graduate of Hendrix College, also earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University.  He served as a Methodist minister from 1962 until 1979, working in churches in North Carolina and Arkansas.  He has been active in community affairs in various communities, working in civic organizations and serving as a delegate to the Seventh Constitutional Convention of Arkansas.  He has been most active working to ensure that all of us have unfettered access to civil rights.

After living in several cities in Arkansas, 20 years ago he moved to Hot Springs and has enjoyed life here.  Bob is currently retired and enjoys some travel, and his model railroad and most of all the company of his friends.

At 9:00am the Wisdom Seekers meet, and this Sunday we will choose our next book.  Bring your book suggestion and we will select one, using the democratic process.  In addition to selecting the book, we will spend time discussing topics where to seek input from others in the group.   At 10:00am join us for social time to catch up on the week and meet new folks.  We hope to see you and if Mom is visiting, bring her too!

May 1, We celebrate our Flower Communion

Please join us at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs at 10:30am this Sunday as we celebrate our traditional Flower Communion.

The Flower Communion, or Flower Celebration celebrates the beauty of diversity in community. Each person brings a flower to share as part of a single bouquet to represent the unique gifts and characteristics of every person that forms our community. Following the ceremony each takes home a different flower.

Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. Their daughter, Enika Anderson, was an early member of the UU Church of Hot Springs and maintained her membership for years even after she moved to Iowa in 2006.

Join us at 10:00am for coffee, tea and light snacks.
We hope to see you this Sunday!

Apr 24 Dr. David Welch, Guest Speaker, will speak on “So Immense a Thing as Death”

Death, like the sun cannot be looked at steadily.”  So said the noted French author Francois de la Rochefoucauld. Dr. David Welch, a former professor of psychology, who taught a course in Death and Dying for many years at the college level, differs with de la Rochefoucauld.  “However true he may have been about the sun, he was wrong about death. Not only can we as people look at death and dying; it isnecessary if we are to live our lives fully. One vehicle to help us is poetry.”

 
Over the years of teaching the course, Dr. Welch encouraged students to bring poems they thought helped them deal with the idea of death and dying. In his message “So Immense a Thing as Death” Dr. Welch will consider death and dying through the eyes of poets unknown, well-known and, perhaps, known only to their family and friends.
Please join us this Sunday at 10:30am for this thought provoking talk.

Dr. Welch received his doctorate from the University of Florida and is professor emeritus of the University of Northern Colorado.  As a psychologist, his practice focused on grief and bereavement and in working with people who suffered with chronic disease.  He moved to Hot Springs Village in 2010 from St Paul, Minnesota where he retired as the Dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Welch is married and he and his wife, Marie, have two children and three grandchildren.

Join us at 9:00am for the Wisdom Seekers as we start a new book.

We will have coffee, tea and light snacks at 10:00am

Hope to see you there.