Services for March 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula
theme: Life Has Its Battles
Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.
March 5th: “Staying at the Table with Archie Bunker”
The living tradition that is Unitarian Universalism is based on the truth that we are most human when we are in right relationship with one another and with the world around us. That’s far easier said than done, though! Beyond staying in relationship when there’s simple disagreement, how do we stay in right relationship when someone supports values hostile to our own, even to our own lives?
March 12th: “Our Imposing Needs”
Needs matter. They can propel us into great successes and fulfilling relationships. They can also lead us into unknown territories and dangers. When we let them, our needs define not only who we are, but who other people are, and what the world itself becomes. The trick is to get these needs met — without letting them take over our shared human reality.
A Unitarian Universalist of over two decades, mostly in the Church of the Larger Fellowship, Scott Kasmire joined the Fellowship in the Autumn of 2014. He serves as chair of our Communications Committee and as a Youth Adviser. He spent many years overseas, especially in Thailand, teaching English, math, science and philosophy. He has also been a school administrator, a navy sailor and a movie theater manager. He now lives in Norge VA.
March 19th: “Defying the Nazis”
Hans Deutsch designed the flaming chalice as a symbol of love, truth and freedom. Waitstill and Martha Sharp accepted a life-threatening mission to help refugees. Norbert and Maria Čapek preached the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Decades later, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee continues their work, advancing human rights and social justice around the world.
March 26th: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
Often in the fight for justice, we concentrate on what we can do to address the immediate issues of the here and now. What can we do to prevent injustice in the first place?
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 can be found drawing, singing, taking pictures or washing dishes.
Special music will be provided by the Fellowship’s fabulous ChorUUs!