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.

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Feb 26, Linda Pucket, Member, topic is “Love, What It Is and What It Is Not”

Join us on Sunday, February 26th, at 10:30 AM in honor of Valentine’s Day, Linda Puckett will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs about “Love, What It Is and What It Is Not”. Linda has been a member of UUCHS since moving to the Hot Springs area in 2013. She is a licensed Universal Life minister and Life Cycle Celebrant, performing ceremonies such as weddings and funerals.  Retired in 2004 from a career in California in Environmental Transportation Systems and Corporate Community Volunteerism, Linda  lived several years in Oklahoma to be near family before formally retiring to Hot Springs Village. She holds a BS degree in business. She is also certificated as a Laughter Yoga Leader, Faster EFT Healer, Oneness Blesser and Raindrop  Essential Oil Therapist.

At 9:00 AM the Wisdom Seekers will meet to discuss “WHAT MONEY CAN’T BUY,” by Michael Sandel.  The author “provokes a debate that’s been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?”

Come for social time at 10:00 AM when we will have coffee, tea and light snacks.

We hope to see you then.  🙂

Feb 19, Rev. Pat Farnan, guest speaker, will speak on Social Justice

February 19th at 10:30 AM, Rev. Pat Farnan will be speaking on social justice at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs.

Rev. Pat Farnan is an ordained clergy woman in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, also known as MCC. She has pastored churches in Galveston and in Corpus Christi, Texas. She previously served in the United States Navy for twenty-four years and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Pat has traveled all over the world and has recently moved to Bismark, Arkansas with her wife Karolynn and her son, Will

Join us at 9:00 AM for Religious Exploration as we watch a TED talk and then discuss it.

At 10:00 AM we will have social time with Coffee/Tea and light snacks.

We hope to see you there. 🙂

Feb 12, Tiffany Gonzales, Member, Poetry Readings

Join us at 10:30 am. Tiffany Gonzales will be reading a selection of her own recent poetry dealing with her experiences of love, family, parenting, friendships, and world events. Some of these poems were submitted to an application for the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She found out Tuesday she was accepted.

At 9:00 am, the Wisdom Seekers will discuss the book “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin.

At 10:00 am, we will have coffee/tea and light snacks for the Social Time.

Hope to see you there.

Jan 8, Ric Hudson, Member, will speak on Addiction and Recovery

If addiction and recovery is a topic that interests you, I will be speaking about it on Sunday January 8th at 10:30 AM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk. I had primarily a prescription drug problem for about 2 decades, self-medicating anxiety, depression, and chronic headaches. I can assure you this will not be a drunkalogue or give accolades to the Alcoholic’s Anonymous program for saving me. I will touch on the failed War on Drugs and evidence based recovery methods being used by experts in the field of addiction. I began studying this around a year ago for my own sake after seeing most addicts relapse using traditional recovery methods in the US using the failed ‘12 Step Facilitation.’ I’ll touch on CBT, Mindfulness, and Connection.
Ric Hudson

Join us at 9:00 AM for the Wisdom Seekers talk

Come for the 10:00 AM social time where we will have Coffee/Tea/light snacks.

We hope to see you there. 🙂

Jan 1, Linda Puckett, Member, The Burning Bowl Ceremony

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs invite you this Sunday at 10:30 AM, as we celebrate the New Year with a special Burning Bowl service. The Burning Bowl Ceremony is a fire ceremony designed to help us focus on the negative aspects of our lives that we truly want to release and turn our intention to the hopes we have for positive ways of living the New Year. Symbolism is an effective tool to bring our thoughts and desires into fruition.

At 9:00 AM the Religious Exploration group will view a TED talk and discuss.

Join us at 10:00 AM for coffee, tea and snacks.

Dec 18, Bob VanHook, guest speaker, will speak on, “What Happened to Christmas?”

This Sunday we welcome our friend and frequent speaker, Bob VanHook, who will speak on, “What Happened to Christmas?”  He will share his ideas about the impact of fundamentalism on Christianity.

The service is at 10:30am and includes accompanist Rebecca Ricks on the piano.

The Adult Religious Exploration meet at 9:00am and hope you will join them for a TED Talk, DVD and discussion, followed by refreshments and social time at 10:00am.
We have a class for youth during the service and they will be studying the UU Principle II, “All people should be treated kindly and fairly.”
We hope that you will be able to join us this Sunday and bring the family.

Dec 11, Melisa Glenn, Guest speaker, topic is “What Human Trafficking is and how to respond to it”

“The reality is that Slavery has not ended. Human Trafficking occurs in almost every country and has been reported in every state in the United States, including Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Melisa Glenn serves with Project Hope as Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Garland County and the Hot Springs Representative for Partners Against Trafficking Humans, PATH, which is based in Little Rock. Melisa will be sharing what Human Trafficking is and how to respond to it.”

Melisa is a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education. After learning about the atrocities of Human Trafficking and realizing the lack of education on what human trafficking is and the impact it has on the community, she began attending conferences and training to become an educator. Her focus is to provide awareness and knowledge for others like herself so that they can become a voice for the voiceless. The mission at the Human Trafficking Task Force of Garland County is “Educating and equipping individuals and communities to strengthen local efforts.”

The service begins at 10:30am.

The Wisdom Seekers discussion group meet at 9:00am and will choose the next book to read. Please come and bring your suggestions.

There is a social time to gather and share a refreshment at 10:00am.

The Youth Religious Exploration class will begin a study of the Seven Principles of our Unitarian Universalist faith. It meets during the 10:30am service.

Please join us this Sunday. All are welcome!