Services for February 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
February 2nd: “From Selma to Raleigh”
Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists went to Selma AL in 1965, answering Dr. King’s call to people of all races and religions to support the voting rights movement. Nearly fifty years later, we have a similar opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to democracy by making clear that we will not tolerate restrictions on voting rights, thanks to a call to join the “Mass Moral March” in Raleigh NC.
February 9th: “First Comes Love Then Comes Justice: Reimagining Love and Marriage”
Marriage equality has come a long way since my commitment service back in 1996. It’s often called the pinnacle of the LGBTQ rights movement. Yet is it really? Might there be more to justice and equality for LGBTQ people then the right to marry? Are we really asking the right questions? Together let’s explore what it might mean to re-imagine love and marriage in the light of justice.
Margaret Sequeira, MTS has just begun serving as the Consulting Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk NC. Margaret has her Masters in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in Ethics and Social Theory. She blogs regularly at http://scatteredrevelations.blogspot.com/ and lives in Williamsburg with her partner, Donna, and their teenage daughter.
February 16th: “One Planet Indivisible”
The interfaith “National Preach-In on Climate Change” unites thousands of clergy and lay preachers around the country in offering a religious response to what has been called the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. As the Fellowship continues its work to become a Green Sanctuary, let’s respond positively to the challenge with good stewardship for both the Earth’s climate and our children’s future!
February 23rd: “What We Bring To It”
“All that this Fellowship is and all that this congregation has are what we bring to it.” We hear these words every Sunday morning, but they’re not just pleasant poetry, much less a mere metaphor. Rather, everything we do — from worship services to religious exploration, from community building to public advocacy — is possible only because UUFP members, friends and other supporters contribute their time, their skills and their money.
Special music will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!