NEXT FEW SUNDAYS
August Worship Services
August 3 Knowing Your Footsteps Matter: A Personal Journey from Belief in God to Humanism
Anthony Pinn, Religious Studies Department at Rice University
Drawing on his new book, "Writing God's Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist," Professor Pinn discusses his movement away from theism toward an approach to life devoid of God and gods. And in telling the story of the humanist he knows best, he provides a sense of what humanism means and does within the context of African American communities in larger terms. After the service, he will be signing books, which are available in our bookstore.
August 10 Called to Love
Katy Carpman, Director of Religious Education
Universalism teaches us that all are loved and no one is beyond redemption. How can we embody these lessons?
August 17 Nurturing the Spirit, Healing the World
Many people today say they are “spiritual but not religious.” Does that mean we have no need of religious institutions? What’s the difference between being spiritual “all on one’s lonesome” and belonging to a religious community? Why bother? After all, congregations are not always all we would like them to be. A personal confession from one of your co-ministers.
August 24 Who Are Your People?
People are eager to be part of a community but do you know who are "your" people who would be a part of your community? If you can't answer that question the sense of community will be elusive.
August 31 "With Just a Banjo in His Hand": A Tribute to Pete Seeger
Ry Cooder, in his song Three Chords and the Truth, describes Pete Seeger as standing up to tyranny "with just a banjo in his hand." A true American original, Seeger with his musical grace and his passion for social justice transformed American folk singing into a high form of social protest. But he also had a unique ability to bring people of disparate beliefs together. He was, perhaps not coincidently, also a Unitarian Universalist!