LIVING IN THE QUESTIONS
with Dan Hotchkiss
“Does the arc of the universe bend toward justice?”
Saturday, February 16
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall
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One Saturday morning each month, Dan Hotchkiss hosts an opportunity to reflect and talk about religious questions. Drawing insights from a variety of sources, including art, religious traditions, science, and philosophy, we support and challenge one another in group conversation. Each month, Dan will send some optional advance reading and a follow-up reflection. The list is open to everyone, whether you attend or not!
This month’s question, “Does the arc of the universe bend toward justice?” arises from the second of the six “Sources” of Unitarian Universalism: “Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Prophetic people often express confidence in the ultimate triumph of good. Do we share their confidence?
BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY
Vi Fairweather and Bob Waterman, Leaders
September 26, October 3, October 10, October 24, November 7, 2018
6:30 – 8:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall
A number of people had indicated an interest in this course, so we are delighted to share it with you.
Building Your Own Theology is built on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian. This classic UU adult education course invites participants to develop their own personal credo and the fundamental religious beliefs, values and convictions that inform and direct their lives. Gilbert poses five developmental tasks in order to come to terms with human nature, ultimate reality, history, ethics and religious meaning. It begins with an introduction to the seven UU Principles. The course will begin on September 26. The second portion (five sessions as well) will begin in the spring.
The textbook costs $16. Speak to Rev. Sarah or Vi if the cost of the text is a hardship.
September 26: Introduce a Theological Model that will be used throughout the program
October 3: Your Religious Odyssey
October 10: Look at the Variety of Religious Experiences and Understand WHY They are Religious
October 24: Consider Theories of Human Nature and Develop a Statement about One’s Own Nature and Human Nature in General
November 7: Explore the Nature of Ultimate Reality by Whatever Name We Call It and Our Relationship to It
The class will include a fifteen-minute break unless the enrollees would prefer ending earlier without a break.
WORDS MATTER: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE
Carleen Loper, Sandy Smiley & Rev. Sarah Person
October 25, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 13, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
If you have been looking for a good place to explore the complexity of race and society, please join us for five sessions of in-depth, guided conversation. In these times, it is as important as ever that we educate ourselves and understand how we might play a role in both the problems and solutions. We will be reading selections from books, watching videos related to the topic, and sharing our own experiences.
Light refreshments will be served.