JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER & PROGRAM SCHEDULE
For those who long for open minds and open hearts.
SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017
4 PM Forum & 5:30 PM Service “Praying with your Feet: A Simple Test of Moral Courage” by Rabbi Neal Katz from Beth-El Congregation in Tyler.
SUNDAY June 11
5:30 PM Service: “”Hitler’s Sweater” by Rev. Michael Thompson.
Would you be willing to wear Hitler’s sweater? Why or why not? If it were unraveled and and rewoven, would that make any difference? In this sermon we will c consider the connection between moral values and physical revulsion.
6:30PM. Potluck Dinner
SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2017 (FATHER’S DAY)
4 PM Forum: Topic du jour
5:30 PM Service: Long Strange Trip: UU Film Series Part IV-B : Universalism (1600 – 1860) Edited by : Ron codes
On April 30th we watched the 1st half hour of Part IV. The 1st half documented the development of Universalism from the early German and English pietist such as Jakob Bohme and Jane Leade, and the 18th century English ministers such as George Whitfield, James Relly, Georges de Benneille, and John Murray. It chronicles the emigration of de Benneville and Murray to America and their roles in the formation of an organized Universalist religion. It tells the story of the Thomas Potter incident and the role Judith Sargent Murray played in the movement. The 2nd half picks up after the death of Murry and tracks the theological development of the movement through Murray, Elhanan Winchester, and Hosea Ballou. It discusses the unprecedented explosion of Universalist churches across America during the first half of the 19th century, and why the movement began its precipitous decline after the death of Hosea Ballou.
SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017
5:30 PM Service: TED talk by Robb Willer. “How to Have Better Political Conversations” Lead by Lane Thompson.