Services for September 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
“All those of good will are welcome to join with us in our individual and collective search for truth and meaning, in a community where we commit ourselves daily to honoring the inherent worth and dignity of each person.”
September 7th: “The Meaning of Membership”
Our worship services, our programs of religious exploration, our social justice efforts and our many other activities are open to everyone. All told, they involve a few hundred people who come through our doors each year, not to mention that we touch the lives of a few thousand people in the wider community. So what does it mean, then, to be a member?
September 14th: “Belonging to the Present”
Bob Tschannen-Moran speaks from his experience with an illness that has led to permanent brain damage. Memory is one capacity that has been most impaired. Belonging to the present is, fortunately, an ability that he continues to exercise and to exercise well. He has found it to be both a gift and a challenge to live in this condition and he speaks out of those two perspectives.
Bob graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1979 after which he and his wife, Megan, worked in the inner-city of Chicago for fifteen years with a variety of church-based community-renewal efforts. They are trained in Non-Violent Communication and facilitate a practice group. Bob became a life and leadership coach in 1999, with a special focus on education.
September 21st: “We Belong to the Earth”
The People’s Climate March is being planned as the largest such public demonstration in history. With world leaders coming to New York City for a United Nations summit on the climate crisis, more than 750 organizations — from 350.org to the Sierra Club — are mobilizing their supporters to take to the streets and demand a healthy and sustainable world. If you can’t go to New York, be a part of it here at the Fellowship!
The first (9:30am) service will follow our traditional format with a sermon; the second (11am) service will include a multigenerational drama along with most other service elements.
September 28th: “Our Secret”
Is every religion built around some deep and powerful insight? Is it only shared with true believers upon their initiation into the mystery? If so, what is that for Unitarian Universalism? And when do we get told about it? At great personal risk of getting into trouble for letting the cat out of the bag, Rev. Andrew will enlighten you with our great Unitarian Universalist secret!
Special music will be offered by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!