UUCA Connections, our monthly newsletter, includes service descriptions, columns from the Minister, Board of Trustees President, the Director of Lifespan Religious Education and the Assistant Minister. It also includes upcoming events, timely articles, and one page that is devoted to our Earth & Social Justice Ministry discussions and program offerings. Read Rev. Mark Ward’s column
Chris Crass, UU activist, author, and educator, joined Associate Minister, Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper to talk about how we can learn from the past, organize for tomorrow, and practice our visions and values today.
Our “Sense of Place” class had its April field trip last week to the North Carolina Arboretum. It couldn’t have been a prettier day for a tour of the gardens and a walk through the woods. We had an eye out especially for those ephemeral spring flowers, and here and there we found a few
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
How do we learn what it is we must do with our lives? For the figure at the center of our service today it came to him while he was harvesting wheat on his family’s farm one bright autumn day. Only just returned from service in the Civil War as an artilleryman with the Sixth Wisconsin Battery, Jenkin Lloyd Jones didn’t see much future for himself in farming. As he joined his brothers in the field, his head was full of all that he had seen in the war – the folly and the bravery, the terror and the tedium – and he marveled over how, as he was to put it later, the war seemed, “such a wrong way to do the right thing.” Click the sermon title to continue reading and/or to listen.
The theme for March is FREEDOM First Thoughts FREE-dom – The state or quality of being free, especially exemption or liberation from control of some other person or arbitrary power, exemption from arbitrary restrictions on a specific civil right; exemption from a specified obligation; to be able to act, move without hindrance; being able to choose