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April 2019 Services

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

April 7   “The Wholeness of the Human Experience, Even the Hard and Painful Parts”   Fellowship member Barbara Bascom shares reflections. Watch for further details in weekly email announcements, on Tuesday afternoon. Convener is Terry Hardley at tfregapane@gmail.com.

April 14  “Journey Towards Wholeness: A Human Rights Stations of the Cross”   Rev Jonalu Johnstone presents this service.  A traditional practice, particularly in Catholic churches and at this season, stations of the cross encourage reflection on the sufferings of Jesus.  This morning, we will consider a different viewpoint of suffering.  How might the suffering in the push for human rights–from Selma to Stonewall and much more–inspire and integrate our own journey towards wholeness?  Our convener is Scott Tanona at stanona@sbcglobal.net.

April 21  “Consider the Lilies of the Field”   Rev Jonalu Johnstone speaks in this SERVICE FOR ALL AGES.  Easter this year is closely followed by Earth Day.  Most UU’s don’t identify as Christian, but do see the value of celebrating the Earth and committing to keeping it a safe home for us all.  Plus, Easter remains for us a time we remember the renewal of Earth and rebirth of the flowers and fields.  Jesus had something to say about that, and may have lessons for us yet.  Convener is Rob DeLong at  rkdelong@gmail.com.

Join us following the service on April 21 for our annual Easter Potluck and Egg Hunt.  Volunteers are needed to help with setting up and clean up, so, if you can help, talk to Sandy Nelson at dre@uufm.net.

April 28   “Wholeness:  Not Perfection or Permanence”   Perfection has been named as a characteristic of white supremacy.  What would it mean to give up on the illusion of perfection and instead take a more Buddhist approach of recognizing change and impermanence, as we move toward wholeness?  How might we integrate the various facets of ourselves and of our world into a more coherent imperfect whole?  Perhaps the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi has lessons for us.  Our convener is Katie Kingery-Page at kingerypage@gmail.com.

Voting Fellowship members are urged to attend our 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, following the service on Sunday, April 28.  Matters to be voted on include the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and candidates standing for Board positions.  There will be discussion of options for growth which various working groups have explored in the past year.  Non-voting friends are invited to attend and observe.  Details on pages 7 and 8 of the April UUFM Voice.

[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?
Feb 2018        What Does It Mean to be a People of Perseverance?
March 2018   What Does It Mean to Be a People of Balance?
April 2018      What Does It Mean to be a People of Emergence?
May 2018       What Does It Mean to be a People of Creativity?
June 2018      What Does It Mean to be a People of Blessing?
Sept 2018       What Does It Mean to be a People of Vision?
Oct 2018         What Does It Mean to be a People of Sanctuary?
Nov 2018        What Does It Mean to be a People of Memory?
Dec 2018        What Does It Mean to be a People of Mystery?
Jan 2019        What Does It Mean to be a People of Possibility?
Feb 2019        What Does It Mean to be a People of Trust?
March 2019   What Does It Mean to be a People of Journey?