Upcoming Services

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

August 2018 Services

August   5   “Getting to Know UU:  Who We Are”

Rev Jonalu Johnstone presents this service.  “We are co-creating the faith we long for,” says The Rev Meg Riley, Senior Minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a UU congregation without walls.  If that’s true, then it matters deeply who we are.  A motley crew of theists, humanists, feminists, people of all ages, many backgrounds and many beliefs–some that contradict each other.   What’s our common ground?   Who are we?   Convener for this service is Rob Morrison at william.robert.morrison@gmail.com.

 

August 12   “Getting to Know UU:  450 Years of Religious Freedom”

Jonalu Johnstone considers our history.  In 1568, King John Sigismund of Transylvania proclaimed religious freedom for his kingdom.  So began the Unitarian commitment to free thought that continues to this day.  As we celebrate 450 years of religious freedom, what can we learn from the history we have lived? Marisa Larson, at marisa.larson@gmail.com, convenes.

 

August 19   “Getting to Know UU:  Deeds, Not Creeds”

Rev Jonalu Johnstone reflects, “With the commitment to religious freedom came the commitment to action on this earth during our lives to make a difference.  While it matters what we believe, it matters more what we do–how we live our lives as people, as parents, as partners, as workers, as citizens.  We’ll consider the legacy and future of living out a Unitarian Universalist faith.”  Convener is Larry Weaver at lweaver@phys.ksu.edu.

 

August 26   “Getting to Know UU:  Adapting to a Changing World with a Changing Self”

Our third principle calls for “acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.”  We expect that our ideas and perspectives with grow, deepen and even change.  Our commitment begins in childhood, where we choose to encourage our children’s curiosity and questions, rather than indoctrinating them.  It continues lifelong, as we respond to developments in the world with flexibility and lifelong learning.  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?
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?