growing wings • 7 february 2016

11:00 am ~ Growing Wings

Cathy HarringtonfaithFaith is less about what we believe and more about how we believe. Faith is a verb, an action, the willingness to take the next step. William Sloane Coffin once said, “I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.”.

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

 

hist_eng9:30 Forum  (downstairs) Evolution of the English Language

Let’s explore the evolution of English from its earliest roots to modern day texting.

Led by Cécile de Rocher

awake in the modern world • 31 january 2016

11:00 Service ~ Awake in the Modern World

catSpecial One Day Only Repeat Presentation of Jesse Blue’s sermon administered this summer. Those who saw it the first time are invited to drag friends along to witness the event in which Truth & Beauty Fans will see: the relentless precision of George Carlin, the intensity of Joe Rogan, the dry truth of Bill Maher, and the supreme ideals of Bill Hicks. Also: Music, Stories, and Merriment!

jesseSpeaker: Jesse Blue, a long time UUCC member, is a talented musician and runs a company where he designs and builds custom musical instruments.

 

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ The Universe

Come be inspired by the awesome nature of the universe as we take a fun thrill ride from the Higgs-Boson particle  to the edges of what it known. John Standridge will be the conductor. All aboard!

living a compassionate life • 24 january 2016

11:00 am ~ Living a Compassionate Life

Cathy HarringtonbookTED prize-winner Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. In her book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Armstrong offers concrete ways of putting compassion into action in our everyday lives.

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) Religious naturalism

Led by Frank Caperton

the power of stories• 17 january 2016

11:00 am ~ The Power of Stories

Cathy HarringtonThe key to the future of the world is finding the hopeful stories and letting them be known.” —Pete Seeger

brain_2Stories are the pathway to engaging our right brain and triggering our imagination. By engaging our imagination, we become participants in the narrative. We can step out of our own shoes, see differently, and increase our empathy for others. Through imagination, we tap into creativity that is the foundation of innovation, self-discovery and change.” (Pamela Rutledge Ph.D. “The Psychological Power of Storytelling.” Psychology Today; Jan 2011).

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington

integrity • 10 january 2016

11:00 am ~ Integrity

integrity2What is the difference between integrity and honesty? Stephen L. Carter’s essay, “Is Honesty Enough” suggests that one can be honest without engaging in the more challenging work of discerning what is right and acting on it in spite of personal cost.

Cathy HarringtonBeing a person of integrity does not mean being perfect, however. As Zen Buddhist, Bernie Glassman writes, “Your mistakes are your best ingredients.” (Instructions to the Cook)

Speaker: our minister Cathy Harrington