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.


Aug 28, Dr David Welch, Guest Speaker, topic is “What is the role of wealth in our spiritual life?”

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. David Welch, who will speak on, “What is the role of wealth in our spiritual life?” A central issue for religious people is the role money plays in their lives. There are numerous warnings about the corrupting influence of wealth and in modern times the active promotion of “greed” as a worthwhile goal in life. This in the face of the Biblical blessing of the poor. Dr. David Welch will ask the question — and it’s a puzzler.

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.

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

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

To learn more about our liberal faith please visit our website at uuchurchhotsprings.org.

Aug 21. Arsala Kahn, Guest Speaker, she will speak on division. “What powers of division break down the human experience?”

Sunday, August 21, we welcome Arsala Kahn, as guest speaker at the U U Church of Hot Springs, at 10:30 a.m.

Arsala is a native of Pakistan. Her life changed when she was sixteen years old. She read Alex Haley’s Roots and the Autobiography of Malcolm X as dictated to Alex Haley. Since then, she was attracted to history and political implications and trajectories, especially in relation to race. Arsala was unanimously voted as an adviser for the Black Student Association and the NAACP chapter at her university, both positions which she still serves. With her background in history and political science, Arsala would like to continue her education and address the issues of patriarchy, imperialism and western standards as they apply to humanity. She has a bachelors’ degree in history and a masters’ degree in social science from Henderson State University. Her thesis covered Malcolm X’s influence on Black America.

This Sunday, Arsala will speak on division. What powers of division break down the human experience? What kinds of division are you carrying around with you?
Please come early for refreshments and social time.

Children are invited to attend the first part of our service and then enjoy Children’s R. E. with this week’s volunteer teacher.

Aug 14, Jason Nickerson-Tinna, Member, Speaks on “Quaker practices in the life of a UU”

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30am, as member Jason Nickerson-Tinna, provides a look into Quaker spirituality and how it can enrich our lives as Unitarian Universalists. It is entitled, “Quaker practices in the life of a UU.” After a brief history of the start of Quakerism and its many struggles, we will delve into their practices; their ways of worship, introspection, social testimonies, and stewardship. You may find many similarities between your practice and that of the Quakers.

Come a little early at 10:00am, to meet and greet over a cup of tea or coffee and light refreshments.

A class for children is provided during the service and we encourage families to join us. All are welcome to join us as we make no judgments regarding ones personal religious journey.

We hope to see you this Sunday.

Aug 7, Tiffany Gonzales, Member, will lead the annual poetry service.

Please join us this Sunday, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, for our annual poetry service.  Member, Tiffany Gonzales will lead the service which will be dedicated to the memory of our own Pat Jobin, who led our poetry service for many years.  Tiffany explains, “I’ll be briefly discussing the role poetry plays in our lives and invite anyone who chooses to share a poem or two that has specific meaning for them: whether it be written by someone else or one they wrote themselves. It may be something related to their spirituality (or lack of), humorous, an expression of grief or anything else. They may stand at the mic or read from their seat. They may also wish to share how they feel poetry is or isn’t relevant to their lives.”
We also invite anyone who wishes to share thoughts about Pat during this service.  The service is at 10:30am; please gather with us for a social time at 10:00am.
There will be a class for children, so please bring the family.
We hope to see you there.

July 31, Barbara Thexton, Member, topic will be “A Scholarly Discussion on a Certain Member of the Genus Trombicula.”

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome long time member Barbara Thexton, a reformed Baptist converted to Unitarianism in 1962, for Sunday’s program entitled, “A Scholarly Discussion on a Certain Member of the Genus Trombicula.”  She said it will be about fun, laughter  and a little research thrown in.

The service is at 10:30am, and refreshments and social time are served up at 10:00am, we hope you will join us for both.

Families are encouraged to come, as we do have a class for the young ones during the regular service.

We hope to see you this Sunday.

Jul 24, Rev Dr Bud Hearn, Guest Speaker, will speak on “The Bible & The How & Why Of Things: A Story Book Flavored By History”

This Sunday the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, welcome back Rev. Bud Hearn, his topic:  The Bible & The How & Why Of Things: A Story Book Flavored By History.
 
We humans are story tellers. The story takes many turns and twists. And a good story entices us to travel further.  My thesis : the Bible is a book of stories. A synthesis of a cultural stream. As life is sacred and the Bible is about life, it can be said  there is a sacredness to the stories within the Bible even though some are about the dark side of life. In Sunday’s message Rev Bud Hearn will reflect on the Bible as a story book flavored by history.
 
Please join us at 10:00am for light refreshments and a time to visit before the service which starts at 10:30am.
 
There will be a class for children during the service, so please bring the whole family. Everyone is welcome.

July 17, Summer sing along lead by Joe Sturgill.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, invites you to come this Sunday for our summer sing along. Joe Sturgill, will lead the service which will include some new songs as well as special selections sung by the Birds of a Feather, our church choir, accompanied by Rebecca Ricks at the piano.

 
There will no class for the youth as they too will be featured in the song service. We hope you are able to join us at 10:30am for the service, and come for refreshments at 10:00am.

We hope to see you there.

Jul 10 Jay and Valerie Lee, guest speakers, Will talk about the trials and triumphs of growing for the local market

LOCAVORE SUNDAY JULY 10

 
The peak of summer is the perfect time to consider our involvement in the food system and the moral consequences of our food choices. We will do that this year with a visit from local farmers many of us have met at the Hot Springs Historic Farmers’ Market.

Farmers Jay and Valerie Lee, owners of JV Farms, will talk about the trials and triumphs of growing for the local market at 10:30 a.m. Jay and Valerie use sustainable practices to grow seasonal crops, pasture raised chickens, free range eggs, grass/woodland raised hogs, and pasture-based raw milk from jersey cows. Mobile chicken houses and pastured livestock to help enrich the soil for row crops and grass. They mix their own grain rations that supplement the grass the animals graze. All chickens are processes on the farm and all pigs, lambs, goats, and beef are processed in Hot Springs under USDA inspection. Jay and Valerie are the fith generation to homestead/farm this land that has been in the family for well over 150 YEARS.

J and V

After the service we will have our fabulous annual LOCAVORE POTLUCK. Bring a dish made with food grown or raised locally. Every year people say it’s our best potluck – and we have great potlucks all the time.

UU Church Of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk, corner of Spring St. and Norwalk. Coffee 10:00, Program 10:30, potluck at noon.

We hope to see you there.

Jul 3, John Nino, Member will speak on Faith, “Multi-faith and Spirituality”

Member John Nino, will speak on “Faith, Multi-faith and Spirituality.” I am following some of Rev. Peter Morales philosophy about the Unitarian Universalist religion. Come early, get a good seat, and we’ll see where it goes! There will be time for discussion.

 
Join us for social time at 10:00am followed by the service at 10:30am. There is a class for youth, all ages welcome, led by members of the Youth Religious Exploration team. This allows the entire family to have a meaningful experience.

We hope that you will join us.

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.