The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs will hear member Ann Hair speak on “Liberal Religion and Core Values of the Modern World”. Liberal religion is a religious tradition which embraces the theological diversity of a congregation rather than a single creed, authority, or writing.
If you would like to learn more about our faith, please join us at 10:00am for coffee and the service, which begins at 10:30am.
The Wisdom Seekers book group meets at 9:00am and welcomes you to join for what is always an interesting discussion, as it concludes The Antidote, by Oliver Burkeman.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., welcome Journalist Cal Wasson, of Hot Springs, who will speak on his recent article for the Mature Arkansas magazine, which analyzed new data that found church membership, attendance and even belief in God has plummeted in the past decade with huge generational differences. The former TV news director, reporter and anchorman also reported that Unitarian Universalism is one of the few religions that is not in decline and actually shows growth. Please join us at 10:00am for coffee and the service which begins at 10:30am.
The Religious Exploration group will continue Bart Ehrman’s lecture series, “From Christ to Constantine…the first 300 years of Christianity” at 9:00am. All are welcome, and to learn more about our liberal faith, visit us at www.uuchurchhotsprings.org.
“THE BIBLE AND HUMANISM”, is the topic for Sunday’s message at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs. Rev. Bud Hearn explores the Humanistic stream in both Testaments. He reminds us that, “Eclipsed in the Bible is its humanistic stream. Perhaps due to the fact that when the church “raised” Jesus to the “Christ” such overshadowed Jesus as a humanist.
Rev. Dr. Bud Hearn is a retired Presbyterian Minister. Ministry was a second career after thirteen years in public secondary education as a teacher and administrator. Bud chaired and taught in the School of Religion, University of Wyoming; and served as part time staff at the Theological Seminary, University of Dubuque, IA. He currently teaches progressive religious studies classes in Hot Springs Village sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Village Church. Bud holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Upsala College, Montclair Teachers College, University of Dubuque, and Rutgers University. He and his wife Pat, retired to Hot Springs Village in 1994.
We’ll have church at the regular time, 10:30. Then, we’ll have a brief meeting, followed by a potluck lunch. If there are pressing matters that cannot be decided at the meeting, we’ll resume the meeting after lunch.
Packets with bylaws, budget, nominations for officers, policies, and strategic plans will be passed out at church on May 26 and mailed to those not in attendance.
Kyle Acosta, Garland County, will speak on CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers advocate for foster children in the court system.
Carol Stanfill, CASA volunteer in Montgomery County will be lay leader. This special Fathers’ Day we will celebrate fathers and children.Come learn more about the program and see if you can help support this effort. Bring your father!
The June, 2013 InSpirit newsletter is now available on the web site. Just click on the link to read the document.
“The Sacredness of Water” will be the topic of the program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs this Sunday.
The majority of people on planet Earth hold religious and spiritual beliefs that convey duties and obligations toward the natural world. Speaker Denise Marion will explore what several of the world’s faiths have to say about humanity’s relationship with water.
Denise Marion is a UUCHS member. She is a life-long environmentalist with an academic and professional background in water resources. Most recently she chaired the E-Day Festival for the Beautification Commission. Denise also is a Co-manager for the Spa City Co-op, tutors at the Literacy Council and occasionally facilitates community drum circles.
Guest musician will be guitarist and singer-songwriter Laura Lee Williard. Laura Lee’s professional style is influenced by Joan Baez, so her folk songs and original compositions are friendly, forthright and full of good humor. Laura Lee has been accepted by the Arkansas Arts Council as an Artist-in-Education, where she offers workshops and residencies in Arkansas schools. Most recently Laura Lee entertained listeners in the Acoustic tent at the E-Day Festival.
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.