Sunday and Special Services (April 2016)

Services for April 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula

theme: The Interdependent Web

Rev. Andrew Clive MillardServices include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.

April 3rd: “The Presence of Everything”Listen to it here.

Silence can be hard to find in today’s world.  (As I write this, gardeners with power trimmers are making my neighborhood sound like it’s being invaded by giant bees!)  But silence isn’t just a physical condition: it’s also a state of mind — or, perhaps more accurately, a spiritual state.  Let’s learn to experience silence together and see what it can do for our minds and our spirits.

April 10th: “Whole Soul”Listen to it here.

Think of church as a place where we can practice wholeness, bringing together heart and mind, voice and hand, individual and community, person and world.  Think of church as a place where we can go to exercise our spiritual muscles by practicing the gratitude, compassion and hope that we need to be fully human throughout the week.  Can we think of church as a gym for our souls?

April 17th: “The Climate Crisis: Who has the most to lose?”Listen to it here.

Even after recognizing the realities of global climate change, it is still difficult to fathom all of its implications.  How can we understand the impact on our most vulnerable and then respond effectively?

Christina HockmanChristina Hockman is the UUFP’s student minister.  She is a resident of Richmond, Virginia and a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond.  Graduating from the Meadville Lombard Theological School this Spring, Chris has been approved by the Unitarian Universalist Association to become a UU minister and is presently in search for a congregation to serve.

Special music will be provided by the fabulous ChorUUs!

Special Service!
4pm on April 23rd: a Passover Seder

PassoverThis multi-sensory liturgy dates back thousands of years and is celebrated annually by millions of Jews and people of other faiths.  The modern seder allows us to bring its meaning alive in terms of contemporary themes, while continuing to revisit the ancient story of liberation and hope.

Since the seder combines worship with a potluck meal, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/UUFPS16

April 24th: “Web Searching”Listen to it here.

We say we are all connected in the interdependent web of life but sometimes people of different generations may feel worlds apart.  Can we strengthen the strands that bind us by sharing our perspectives on life’s big questions?  The High School Class will create a cross-generational dialogue to explore paths to greater understanding.

High School Youth

picture by Rosalee Pfister

The High School Class meets each Sunday at 11am.  They are currently using the curriculum A Place of Wholeness which encourages youth to look inward for a clearer understanding of their personal faith and guides them to express that faith outward into the world.  They also meet once a month for Youth Group.

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About acmillard

Andrew serves as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News, Virginia.
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