Services for February 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
theme: Sharing What We Can
Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.
February 5th: “We are Stronger Together”
As Black History Month starts, we must acknowledge the dignity found in each person. This month is actually about all of us. Diversity strengthens us, and when we celebrate diversity we are continuing our mission to love one another through our actions.
Raised near Richmond and active in ministry since his teen years, the Rev. Christopher Bush-Winston has been a missionary, youth minister, community educator and LGBT outreach worker. Ordained with the Affirming Pentacostal Church International, in 2014 he founded Open Arms Outreach Ministries of Hampton Roads. This is his second visit to UUFP.
February 12th: “R.I.P., Facts”
“Now in two, three years tops, everyone will be Unitarian Universalist. We know that. Why? Because UUs have the best beliefs. Everyone says so. The best. They’re so great, everyone else is jealous. Their beliefs just aren’t as good. Sad! So of course everyone will be UU. Won’t they? You tell me. But I never said everyone will be Unitarian Universalist.”
February 19th: “OUUr Black History”
February is national Black History Month, but what do we know about the lives of Black Unitarian Universalist and the UU relationship with people of color beyond the march on Selma? Student minister Walter explores that relationship and asks, “Where do we go from here?”
Walter Clark received his Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in the Spring of 2016. He lives in Richmond, where he spent two years as an intern at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond. When not spending time with his wife and two children, Walter continues his quest to find the best tacos in Virginia.
February 26th: “We Can’t Just Wait”
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. It bends toward justice when we lend the weight of our souls to bend it. It bends toward justice when we seek the power to lift all people, when we seek the courage to withstand hatred. It bends toward justice when we refuse to live behind walls of fear. It bends toward justice when we welcome the love that heals the broken heart and eases the troubled mind. Let’s get bending that arc!
Special music will be provided by the Fellowship’s fabulous ChorUUs!