Upcoming Services

Sunday morning services begin at 10:45 am, at the Fellowship building, 481 Zeandale Road in Manhattan (get directions).

February 2018 Services

Our theme this month explores What Does It Mean to be a People of Perseverance?

February     4   “How Do We Persevere?”

Rev Jonalu Johnstone guides this service.  For many of us, it’s been a tough year. Hanging in there, whether from personal disaster or political turmoil, is easier said than done. How do we keep going when we’re discouraged, depressed, or downcast? We’ll consider what science, our faith, and that of others have to teach us to help us keep on keeping on.  Convener is Marisa Larson at marisa.larson@gmail.com.

February   11   “Spiritual Journeys”

Join us to hear from an inter-generational group of UUFM members and friends as they answer, “How do you persevere in your UU faith?”  We will examine our most difficult moments being, living, and acting UU–and what has kept us on course.  This service will include informal question and answer discussion around the theme.  Convener is Mark Clarke at ibyte64@gmail.com.

February   18   “Following the Pulse of Life to Persevere”

Rev Jonalu Johnstone speaks.  Wendell Berry writes, “When despair for the world grows in me … I go and lie down where the wood drake rests …”  Returning to nature, especially the cycles of nature and the pulse of life can revitalize and fill us so that we can persevere.  Mark Mayfield, at ferguson.mayfield@gmail.com, convenes.

Come for the inspiration of The Oneness of Everything, sung by our choir with special musical guest Aaron Ford.  Learn more about musical events and opportunities at the Fellowship on page 5 of the February newsletter.

February   25   “The Perseverance of the Outsider”

Rev Jonalu Johnstone presents this service.  As UU’s we often feel like outsiders in the culture.  Perseverance for outsiders may look different than for insiders.  A key is finding connection, no matter who we are to others, no matter who they are.  Convener is Elke Lorenz at elkelorenz9@gmail.com.

Archive of Service Summaries and Audio Files]

Previous monthly themes –

March 2017   What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Risk?
April 2017      What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Transformation?
May 2017       What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Embodiment?
June 2017      What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Joy?
Sept 2017       What Does It Mean to be a People of Welcome?
Oct 2017         What Does It Mean to be a People of Courage?
Nov 2017        What Does It Mean to be a People of Abundance
Dec 2017        What Does It Mean to be a People of Hope?
Jan 2018        What Does It Mean to be a People of Intention?