That All-Elusive Search for God - Millions of people through the years have set out. Many more continue in that same search. Most of us can feel that yearning for connection ... purpose ... truth ... a quest to be part of something larger than ourselves. What does that search mean for us? What does it mean for those all around us? And what does it mean for the connection between 'us' and 'them'? Rev. Greg, preaching.
8:30 AM Childcare Available - Skytown Building
9:30 AM Coming of Age Class – Chrysalis Room
9:45 AM Parent Discussion Circle – Classroom 4
10:00 AM Youth & Children's Choir Rehearsal - Meditation Room
11:15 AM Children's Classes - Religious Education Building
11:15 AM Youth Groups - Chrysalis Room, Meditation Room
12:15 PM Teacher Reflection Circle - Family Ministry Office
Personal Theology – Rev. Marilee Baccich, Interfaith Minister, former Community Minister at Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, social justice advocate. “Mediums, Crystals and a Unique Catholicism: A Healing Journey with John of God,”10:00 a.m., Fireside Room
Becoming a Member – 12:15 p.m., Fireside Room
Humanist Connections – “Are We Repeating World War I,” Sterling Bunnell, 12:30 p.m. Safir Room
Vespers at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room with Rev. Greg Ward.
Luminescence: Adult Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Bryan Baker. New singers are welcome to come explore wonderful choral music.
Call for Candidates - In this time of new beginnings, are you called to bring your strengths to church governance? Do you know someone with a lot to give who would never step forward? This is work that deepens relationships and widens horizons. It is an opportunity to join a remarkable group of people to build the kind of church we want to become. All of you have so much to offer. To balance the strengths of the board, we particularly value objectivity, focus on goals, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
The Nominating Committee would love to hear from you if you or a friend would like to be considered for a board position (beginning February 2015) or as a treasurer candidate (beginning July 2015). We are happy to share job descriptions and any other helpful information. Thank you!
The UUCB Nominating Committee: Lynne Cahoon, Christina Creveling, Selene Fabiano, Abbot Foote, Ira Nelken, Judy Sam, Deborah Schmidt (chair)
Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) 27th Annual Harmony Walk and 5K Run to End Homelessness – In addition to monies raised by walkers and runners, all UUCB members and friends will have a chance to contribute to GRIP’s largest fundraising activity every Sunday in October.
The Harmony Walk gives us the opportunity to build community while raising money for GRIP, which does wonderful work providing shelter and resources for homeless families, plus three meals a day for hungry and disenfranchised people in and around Richmond. You can support this cause by making a donation and/or participating in the walk. For more information about the walk, contact Ray Westergard or stop by the Harmony Walk table in the Social Hall on Sundays in October before or after the 11:00 a.m. service.
Worship at UUCB
Thursday Nights in October
Come early to socialize at sunset, gather in gratitude before enjoying a scrumptious meal with friends old and new, and then share a time of worship together after supper. Click here for more information about Thursday Suppers.
Vespers and Programs in the Fireside Room
October 2 - Family Night
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “In Fear of Living” - Suraj Samtani with Rev. Greg Ward
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “Resurrecting Love” (The End - Redel; Dancers - Dennis; What the Heart Cannot Forget - Sutphen) led by Rev. Greg Ward.
7:00 p.m. Vespers led by Bryan Baker
7:30 p.m. Meeting of the Board of Trustees.
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “Bless Their Hearts,” led by Rev. Greg Ward
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “A Covenant with Life - A Deep and Miraculous Composure,” led by Rev. Greg Ward
Sundays in October
October 5 - The Circle that Draws Us In - Acceptance and inclusion are very powerful religious principles. UUs take these very seriously. So how do we treat those who have made mistakes? In these, the high holy days of the Jewish calendar, what can we turn to that will speak of forgiveness and inclusion? QUESTION: What does it mean to be in 'covenant' and why is it important to restore faith that was impacted by a broken promise rather than just 'go it alone' by ourselves? Rev. Greg preaching.
October 12 - When Angels Meet Giants - We are far greater than the sum of our parts. This understanding is found in most success. Not only are successful people gifted, but they see how their gifts fit together with what's around them so that, together, everyone is able to do more than one everyone could, cumulatively, do alone. That's what happens in a religious community. QUESTION: What is so important about team work and why is it important to see ourselves as part of a team rather than just being 'self-reliant'? Rev. Greg preaching.
October 19 - A Fire in the Soul, A Revolution of the Spirit - Spiritual traditions around the globe speak of the divine witnessing the suffering of the world and weeping. Through our empathy with others who are oppressed, marginalized, or erased, we can learn to see the world with clarity and find our own callings to spiritual leadership. How might we continuously kindle our own internal lights and find in religious community the potential of a sea of luminaries "lighting fires in the heavens" and "pouring water on hell?"
Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae is a Muslim mystic, Sufi dervish of the Chishtī Order, and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. He completed his intern ministry at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a clinical residency at the Cleveland Clinic's renowned Heart Center and Center for Integrative Medicine, and a Killam Fellowship at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Ohio. He served as the Beyond Sunday Minister at our sister congregation in San Francisco before returning to his alma mater--Starr King School for the Ministry--to direct admissions and recruitment of future religious leaders.
October 26 - That All-Elusive Search for God - Millions of people through the years have set out. Many more continue in that same search. Most of us can feel that yearning for connection... purpose... truth... a quest to be part of something larger than ourselves. What does that search mean for us? What does it mean for those all around us? And what does it mean for the connection between 'us' and 'them'? Rev. Greg, preaching.
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