Nov 20, Speaker Joe Sturgill will be talking On Being Thankful. Service will start at 10:30 am at the Hot Springs Church at 100 Norwalk which is at the intersection of Norwalk and Spring Streets.
Religious Exploration will meet at 9:00 am. We will begin a TED Talk viewing and discussion, with “A scientific defense of spiritual & religious faith.”
Join us at 10:00 am for coffee/tea and light snacks.
This Sunday the U U Church of Hot Springs has been invited to join the Village Church for our annual Joint Thanksgiving Celebration. I hope many from our church will attend. Bring whatever you’d like to the potluck.
This is the schedule for the service at Hot Springs Village UU Church:
Here’s the schedule for Sunday:
9:00 am in the sanctuary – “Who’s your neighbor and what does love require of us?” – A video sermon by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa.
When my plane touched down in the United States on Wednesday night, it was a different country from the one I left. I was in Frankfurt, Germany for the European Unitarian Universalist conference as the keynote speaker. After a presidential election like we have had, relationships are often frayed and strained and sometimes broken. How we respond when it’s over makes a huge impact.
One of the strengths of our democracy has been our ability to maintain our divergent positions while also coming back together as one nation after a hard fought campaign. After this election season, trust in our system of government has been broken for many reasons for many people. In Germany, they have been dividing over the issue of taking in over one million Syrian refugees. My talk was titled, Who’s Your Neighbor and What Does Love Require of Us? It was a tremendous experience and led to fascinating conversations. This same topic can be applied to our current situation in the United States.
10:00 am – Rev. Dave Ruffin will deliver a sermon entitled Thankful Finding. Spiritual teachings remind us that whatever life presents, there is always something to be grateful for. But if we are truly honest with ourselves, sometimes that something can be very elusive.
How do we rediscover that fountain within from which giving thanks flows naturally and even abundantly, when we ourselves feel lost? Amidst these darkly divisive times in our nation, let’s prepare for the national holiday of Thanksgiving with the truthful foundation of the sometimes deeply challenging work of thanks finding.
The UU Village Church is located at 403 Barcelona Rd, corner of Barcelona and Calella. Services begin at 10 am, preceded by coffee, cookies and conversation at 9:30. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, we bid you welcome.
After the service: Thanksgiving Dinner.