Sunday, July 30, 2023 11am
Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development
A participatory service exploring the benefits of play which some play researchers describe as an essential part of being human. We will be using a madlibs format. Don’t know what Mad Libs is? Join us and find out!
Sunday, July 30, 2023 11am
UU Avl Events
August 8 – Justice Ministry Council meeting; 4pm; Contact Rev. Claudia for details firstname.lastname@example.org
August 12 -The Anti-Racism Immigration Justice Action Groups invites UU Avl to support the Afghan Women’s Craft Collective Sale. Details here
Community Events & Beyond
August 13 – Exploring the 1619 Project: Going Deeper and Getting Clearer with Rev. Tami Forte Logan facilitating. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel
August 15 – Pisgah Legal Services offers “Medicaid Expansion Community Forum”, 10 am, at the Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech campus. Get details and register here.
September 30 – 9-5PM, Reuter Center Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Toward Reparation and Healing
September 24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently.
October 17 – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.
Sunday July 23, 2023, 11am
Tobias Van Burn, Guest Speaker
Our first UU principle is to affirm the worth and dignity of every person. Does that include Hitler? Putin? Sexual predators? What is the nature of evil, its origin and workings? How might we confront it? Is Peace on Earth, without evil, possible?
–A sermon by Tobias Van Buren, member of our congregation and former UU minister 1967-79, serving churches in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Beverly, Mass., after which he was a commercial fisherman in SC near Charleston.
Music will be provided by Friction Farm, a husband and wife team of internationally traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.
Sunday, June 16, 2023 11am
Rev. Dr. Neal Jones, Guest Minister
While our UU denomination focuses on racism, homophobia, and transphobia and the Right Wing foments a culture war and attacks our democracy, a war is occurring right underneath our noses which hardly anyone is talking about. On July 23, we will. Here’s a clue: you can’t achieve racial, gender, or reproductive justice without economic justice.
Rev. Dr. Neal Jones is a psychologist at the Pisgah Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. Born and raised in North Carolina, he earned his B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University, his M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary, and his Psy.D. from Baylor University. He has served as the minister of five congregations in North and South Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania, including the UU Congregation of Columbia for 11 years. He has also served as the chair of the National Board of Trustees of Americans United for Separation of Church & State. Rev. Dr. Jones teaches and practices a spirituality of personal wholeness, relational respect, and social justice.