Date/Time Event
9:30 am -10:30 am Themes in UU History and Theology   UUFM, Manhattan KS

Unitarian and Universalist Responses to Slavery

Unitarians and Universalists took no one view of slavery in the 19th century.  From radical abolitionists to moderates to compromisers, they represented a spectrum of responses.  All are invited to attend.  Learn more from Jonalu Johnstone at revjonalu@uufm.net.

10:45 am -12:00 pm Sunday Service   UUFM, Manhattan KS

The Responsibility of Belonging:  What Does Yom Kippur Have to Teach Us?

Rev Jonalu Johnstone shares this service.  Each year Jewish congregations fill this time of year, first for Rosh Hashanah, the New Year (this year, September 29-October 1), and then for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (October 8-9).  For some Jews, this is their sole engagement with religious community during the year.  Why show up for a time of reflection and atonement?  What does this practice have to say about belonging to a community?  Our convener will be Rob Morrison at william.robert.morrison@gmail.com.

12:15 pm -2:00 pm Convener Training   UUFM, Manhattan KS

Everyone is invited, following the morning service on Sunday, October 6, from 12:15 to 2 pm.  Learn about how to put together multi-sensory worship, along with the basics of leading Sunday services here at UUFM.  If you’re interested in involvement of any kind with our services, this is a good place to check in.  Snacks will be provided.  Please let us know if you’ll need childcare during the training.  Learn more from Jonalu at revjonalu@uufm.net.

4:00 pm -5:30 pm Racial Justice Team - Book Discussion   UUFM, Manhattan KS

The  UUFM Racial Justice Team invites everyone to join in a book discussion on Sunday, September 29, October 6, 13, and 20, from 4 to 5:30 pm, at the Fellowship.  Join us to explore Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (www.uuabookstore.org/Just-Mercy-P17700.aspx), the 2015/2016 UUA Common Read.  Attend all four sessions, or join us for one or more sessions which are convenient for you.  On October 20, we’ll explore ways to put our newfound knowledge to practical use.

Just Mercy is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.  Learn more from Judy Nickelson at judynickelson@gmail.com.

 

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