Memorial Day is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all for our nation and the principles for which it stands. This Sunday, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs invites you to join us for this time of reflection and gratitude.
Our speaker will be Colonel John R. Nino, who retired from the Army after 30 years of service. In his final military assignment, he coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide military support to civil authorities in response to natural disasters and other declared emergencies in the southeastern region of the United States. Upon retirement, he joined the staff of the Governor of Georgia as Executive Secretary to the Governor’s Military Affairs Coordinating Committee working to prepare Georgia’s 13 installations, representing all the military services, for the 2005 round of Base Realignment and Closure.
John graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and later obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The College of William and Mary.
Sermon by Rev. Bud Hearn. Guitar music by Kenny Peck. Topic: Un-trivializing the word “Religion”.
How should we understand the word “religion” today? Responses range from: following a set of creeds/dogmas, to it is a personal matter, to indifference. It is Rev. Hearn’s presupposition that religion is not any of the above. In his message he offers that religion is a process that connects one to a sense of ultimate worth, then lived out in the “ordinariness” of life.
Kenny Peck is a popular singer songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio (and Denise Marion’s brother). He has just released his fourth album, “Country Jack,” with the Smoky Jack Band. His website is http://smokyjackband.com/; go to www.reverbnation.com/smokyjackband to listen to the music.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk, invites you to a special Mother’s Day celebration. Claire Beam will share her thoughts on mother wisdom and humor and members will tell favorite stories.
The Wisdom Seekers book group meet at 9:00am to continue the discussion of The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman, followed by refreshments at 10:00am and the service at 10:30am.
After church, we will clean up Spring Street. Our UU Church has adopted the street from Business Hwy. 270 to our church.
Religion and Spirituality in a Changing Society, CBS News
This program is worth the half an hour it takes to watch it. The UU Church has a great future in a “changing society”.
Click the link to learn more about this UU campaign to promote equality and love for all people.
Member Joe Sturgill invites all friends of Mr. DeVille to attend the memorial service at our church on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m.
We are UU Here’s a good video to summarize our beliefs:
Details will be posted later; save the date. May 22 at 5:00 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., invites you to hear member Glenda Field share a sermon in honor of Cinco de Mayo, entitled “Welcome to the Borderlands.”
This is a story of immigration, written by Rev. Fred Small, First Parish in Cambridge. It is his reflections from a trip he made to Phoenix, Arizona, on July 28, 2010, to stand on the side of love with immigrant families.
The Religious Exploration group will continue Bart Ehrman’s lecture series, “From Christ to Constantine … the first 300 years of Christianity”, at 9:00 a.m., followed by refreshments at 10:00am and the sermon at 10:30am. All are welcome.
Carol Stanfill, lay leader.