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July Worship Services
July 5 Rev. Chuck Freeman, A Noble Harvest for Organized Justice in Texas
In the late 1880’s the lives of Rev. James Billings and his wife Mary were fully immersed in promoting Universalism in Texas. They founded the Universalist Convention in Texas and All Souls Church in Hico.
They lamented that people took “much more pains to support their partial, cruel, and sorrow producing faith, while we do much less to support this most blessed faith.” They warned that “organized error will outdistance unorganized truth every time.” However, they firmly believed that “we have a grand future before us for a noble harvest in Texas.”
The Texas UU Justice Ministry is here to fulfill this promise!
Rev. Chuck Freeman has been in the ministry since 1977 serving Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist congregations. He is the founding minister of the Free Souls Church in Round Rock, Texas. Chuck is a founding member of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry and its Executive Director.
July 12 Randy Partain, Ministerial Candidate, Drinking Poison
It's been said that holding onto resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. We know how important it is for us to forgive, and yet we often find it so hard to do. Why do we keep drinking the poison and what is the antidote? Randy Partain is a member of Emerson and a candidate for fellowshipped ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association, in the final stages of earning a Master of Divinity degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Now in his second year of an internship with First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, he is exploring how a vision of centered Humanist community can contribute to the well-being of people in the Copperfield area of Houston, encouraging and empowering people to clarify their personal guiding principles and live more intentionally. Over the summer, Randy is participating in chaplaincy training at Houston Methodist Hospital.
July 19 Emerson GA Delegates
July 26 Randy Partain, Ministerial Candidate, Integrity and Appearance
Our appearance doesn't define us. Yet, some people are intentional about their appearance because of how they define themselves. Sikh and Jain communities make thoughtful decisions about their appearance based on their religious principles. What can we learn from them?