Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Peace is not a natural human state, it is a human construct – and so is war. On this Memorial Day Sunday Rev. Lisa will explore themes of war and peace, love and loss. Fellowship members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be acknowledged, and there will be an opportunity to lift up the names of our dearly departed loved ones.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
“Questions,” says Paul Scott Wilson, “are like wild flowers bursting on the hillside, providing wonder and mystery, both of which are necessary for imagination.” In this dialogical celebration of the imagination, Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will answer your most profound queries, as well as the most prosaic.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
An important part of Unitarian Universalism is the sense of mystery and wonder that triggers a “wow!” feeling inside us. We’ll take some time to draw our gaze outward, from our Fellowship to the Milky Way Galaxy – and then come back to the blue-green hills of Earth, and our sense of care for all creatures. This is our annual intergenerational flower communion, so bring blooms from your yard, the side of the road, or even a florist to share with each other. (Bring enough flowers that we can share some with our home-bound members, and decorate the Memorial Garden.) Plan to stay for the World Café event after the service – lunch and childcare available!
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Ideas about fatherhood (and indeed, parenting in general) have shifted dramatically over the past century. Everything from their role as secondary caregivers to their role as primary disciplinarians has turned upside down for many dads. On this Father’s Day Sunday Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz will explore the complicated and changing roles of fathers, and the sometimes profound differences today’s children experience as they are “fathered” in new ways.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The Fellowship’s former Ministerial Intern, Shakeisha Gray, graduated from seminary in May of 2018. Ten days later, driving with her young son to get their new, post-graduation puppy, she was struck by a careless driver running a red light. Shakeisha will reflect on her past year of working towards healing, cultivating sacredness in the mundane, and how this Fellowship helped remind her of the belovedness of community.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The good Rabbi Andrew Ettin is one of the Fellowship’s most beloved guest speakers, and we’re honored to host him (on a topic yet to be announced).
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
The United States is embroiled in a seemingly endless, costly war in a distant land.. Civil liberties are curtailed. There is mounting evidence of governmental lies and cover-ups. The story has an eerily familiar ring… but the year is 1971, the war is in Vietnam, and the tales of collusion and lies are closer to home. The tale of the Pentagon Papers is now familiar—but less so is the story about how a small liberal religious group (the UUA) and their publishing house (Beacon Press) played a key role in disclosing the truth, in defiance of the U.S. government and even the President of the United States.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
People find wisdom in a variety of places – folk tales, sacred texts, nature, the words of prophetic people, music. The Rev. Kimberley Debus adds to that list popular culture – specifically, movies and tv shows – in particular, those I find well written and which speak to something deeper than entertainment: Star Trek, M*A*S*H, and of course, The West Wing.
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Fellowship member and Wake Forest Div School seminarian Joe O’Donnell will speak about his recent pilgrimage on the Camino.