October 2017 NEWSLETTER & PROGRAM SCHEDULE

For those who long for open minds and open hearts.

SUNDAY  OCTOBER 1, 2017

4 PM Forum:  “A Throw Away Society” Part I

5:30 PM Service:   “ A Throw Away Society” Part II

“We throw away, throw away, throw away: packaging, plastics, glass, food, relationships, and people. What does this do to our environment and also, our psyches?”  By Patti Henry, Psychotherapist, author, & motivational speaker from Houston

SUNDAY  OCTOBER 8, 2017

5:30 PM Service: . “It’s Alive! The Legacy of Dr. Frankenstein” By Rev Mike Thompson.

Most Americans don’t realize it, but our democratic form of government and individual freedoms are being destroyed by our own creations.  In this sermon we’ll identify these modern day “Frankenstein monsters.”

6:30 PM.  Potluck Dinner

SUNDAY  OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

4:00 PM Forum : “Ageless Grace”  lead by Lori Donnahoe

5:30 PM Service:  Long Strange Trip: UU Film Series Part VI-A: Unitarian Universalism

Edited by: Ron Cordes

Part VI is the last chapter of this documentary series that tells the story of Unitarianism and Universalism.  This film tells the story of the century-long “courtship” between Unitarianism and Universalism as a classic love story – “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl.” The 1st half hour segment details how they “courted” each other, sought out other partners, and finally consummated the merger. It discusses how Humanism helped bring the two movements closer together, and the role that Liberal Religious Education, especially Sophia Lyon Fahs, had on laying the groundwork for the merger. The 2nd half hour will review The Merger segment and then follow Unitarian Universalism through the 50 years of its existence and ends with some personal comments by Ron Cordes on what the future of Unitarian Universalism might hold.
 Lead by Glenn Donnahoe

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2017

5:30 PM    “How to gain control of your free time.” 

TED talk by Laura Vandrkan.  Discussion lead by Layne Thompson.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2017

5:30 PM  “What do we mean when we say God” YouTube video of Rev. Roger Ray.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;6it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Discussion lead by Richard Mendola

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CISC Food Bank 8:45am- noon. (except 3rd Wed of the month) Monday-Friday

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