Rev. Duncan Teague, Guest Minister
Love’s Hands and Feet
Is it possible for people who crave rationale process and clearly articulated arguments to embrace the principle of ‘Embodiment’. Our guest, Rev. Duncan Teague, founding minister of the Abundant LUUv Unitarian Universalist Ministry in Atlanta says loudly, ‘YES’. This morning he presents his belief that we must embody what we believe and he dares to claim that what we believe in is love that moves and acts. Click on title to continue.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Joy Berry, Director of Life Span Religious Education
Our human ancestors had traditions and rituals to help mark the time of Coming of Age. Even in our world today, our youth face challenges that are made easier by their participation in an intentionally created time of preparation, centering, introspection, deep connections with peers, and mentorship. Our ninth and 10th graders have been engaged in just such a process this year. On May 21, they will present their creative statements to the congregation in a Credo Service – one of our most beloved UU traditions.
Sunday, May, 14, 9:15 & 11:15
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
Every Parent’s Child
Inspired by Ella’s Song, this Mother’s Day we will reflect together on the experience of nurturing children in today’s world. How does our faith call us to support one another as we fear for the safety of our beloved children and youth? This work belongs to the whole community, not just parents. There is room for all in this circle of care: Parents of all sorts, roles and genders. Parents who grieve the loss of a child, and those who wished with their whole heart to parent. Parents who birthed their children and those who did not. There is room for all. May we choose faith over fear. Click on title to continue..
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Rev. Guy Sayles, Guest Minister
Our speaker will offer reflections on how his own journey with illness was an intensive course in embodiment.
Guy Sayles is assistant professor of religion at Mars Hill University, after four decades in pastoral ministry, most recently at First Baptist Church of Asheville. His education includes doctoral studies at Candler School of Theology of Emory University. He blogs on the intersections of faith, meaning, and culture at FromTheIntersection.org. Click on title to continue.
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
The book Deep Survival explores why some people survive trauma and crisis, and others don’t. So many people live in ongoing crisis, and the role of spiritual community is to support life and wholeness. What can we learn from the science of survival, and how does it dovetail with our spiritual lives? Click on title to continue.
“In my own worst seasons I’ve come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.”
– Barbara Kingsolver Click on title to read more.