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.
We will be collecting the “InSpirit” newsletters for reading via the web site. To view the newsletters, go to the “Announcements” menu item, and underneath it is a “Newsletters” menu item to take you to the list of newsletters.
It will take a while to get past newsletters published, but the May, 2013, newsletter is available now.
“If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients”
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, 100 Norwalk St., invites you join us at 10:30 am, April 28, 2013, to hear members Ann Hair and Dane Thomas share what they learned from the book entitled If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him, by Sheldon Kopp.
Ann explains, “We have never forgotten a list of truths listed at the back of the book, headed: “An Eschatological Laundry List, A Partial Register of the 927 Eternal Truths.” Our service will be built around the insights we gained from reading them as well as a discussion about them with the congregation”.
The Wisdom Seekers book group will meet at 9:00 am to continue the discussion of the book, The Antidote, by Oliver Burkeman, followed by coffee and refreshments at 10:00 am.
A note from Carol:
This was a new word for me, so here’s the dictionary note.
Any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
Jane Hufstedler – Lay Leader
Church service 11:00 (later than usual). Bring your own drinks and potluck.
BBQ chicken will be providedby the church. Fishing, ball, music, fun.
Location: Stephen’s Pavilion on Blakely Dam Road.
Dane on guitar.
Jane leads our service
Over 40 hungry picnickers
Denise Marion – Lay Leader
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs, welcomes you this Sunday at 10:30am, to hear guest speaker, Bob Nagy, speak on “Solar Energy, World Peace and You.”
We are in a transition from being hunter-gatherers of our energy, to cultivators of a sustainable supply. We have to lead our leaders through this change. Luckily, it is easy to do and costs less than ever in history. By making oil superfluous, we take away a main cause of international strife and a main generator of human suffering.
Bob has worked as an engineer for ABC TV, NASA Houston and the University of Texas. He hand-built his solar home in Austin, Texas and retired at 47 to Hot Springs. Bob also has a polka band. and he teaches Solar power at National Park Community College.
At 9:00am, the Wisdom Seekers, will continue the discussion of “The Antidote” by Oliver Burkeman, followed by refreshments and social time at 10:00am
We are in the process of creating a new website for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs. Please excuse our “dust” during this construction process.
Please let me know of any ideas you may have for the new website.
Jane Hufstedler – Lay Leader
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon.
“The Blue Marble” is the title of the most famous photograph of planet Earth. It was taken by the astronauts of Apollo 17 who saw our fully illuminated planet, a jewel suspended in the black void of space, isolated, precious, and fragile.
Looking back over 40 years, what changes in human affairs have been influenced by the image of Earth from space?
Glenda Field – Lay Leader
Pat Jobin will deliver the message on how we, as UUs, wrap our minds around the Easter Story.
The question: What is our role in this story?
As free thinking religious liberals, what is our interpretation?
Chalice Lighting (We will say)
At the opening of Unitarian Universalist worship services, many congregations light a flame inside a chalice. This flaming chalice has become a well-known symbol of our denomination. It unites our members in worship and symbolizes the spirit of our work.
Chalice Lighting Responsive Reading by Charles A. Howe (Congregation will Read)
We light this chalice to affirm that new light is ever waiting to break through to enlighten our ways: That new truth is ever waiting to break through to illumine our minds And that new love is ever waiting to break through to warm our hearts. May we be open to this light, and to the rich possibilities that it brings us.
Dwight Brown Leadership Experience – William R. Murray
These are the days that have been given to us; let us rejoice and be glad in them. These are the days of our lives; let us live them in joy and service. These are the days of mystery and wonder; let us cherish and celebrate them in gratitude together. These are the days that have been given to us; let us make them stories worth telling to those who come after us.
Carol and I have been asked to condense 6 intense days into a 20 minute summary, which has required “wicked editing” on our part. We will only be able to barley skim the surface of the “Experience,” but we’d be pleased to provide more in depth information at any time. We hope to share and implement our learnings in the future. I personally want to thank you for the opportunity to attend. It was a true privilege.
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