January 2018 NEWSLETTER & PROGRAM SCHEDULE

For those who long for open minds and open hearts.

SUNDAY  JANUARY  7, 2018

4:00 PM Forum:  “Ageless Grace”  Fitness and wellness program designed for lifelong comfort and ease for all ages and abilities.  Presented by Lorri Donnahoe.

5:30 PM Service:  “Wonder Woman” by psychotherapist and UU lay minister Patti Henry.

 What makes Wonder Woman so wonder-ful? and at the same time, so threatening?  How do you become your amazingly powerful self without scaring the bejeebies out of others?

SUNDAY  JANUARY 14, 2018

5:30 PM Service: “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence:  Martin Luther King Jr.’s Theological Roots” By Rev Mike Thompson.   On the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’ll examine the sources of Dr. King’s philosophy of civil disobedience.  Some of them may surprise you.

6:30 PM Potluck Dinner

SUNDAY  JANUARY 21, 2018

4:00 PM Forum  “The Hero’s Adventure”. Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers.  DVD.  Moderator, Richard Mendola

5:30 PM  Service:“Power Hidden in a Choice” by Rev. Roger Ray (YouTube video)

The two-faced Roman god, Janus, was often portrayed as a door with one face looking toward where you have been and the other looking towards where you are going. New Year’s Day ushers us into the month of January, named for Janus, symbolically suggesting that we are leaving an old year and entering a new one. This seems like a good idea, especially this year, as long as we don’t drag our anger, resentment, and hurt from 2017 into 2018.

Dr. Roger Ray is the founding pastor of The Emerging Church  and the author of Progressive Faith and Practice, and  Progressive Conversations. Dr. Ray earned his M.Div. and D.Min. degrees at Vanderbilt and was a 2004 Merrill Fellow at Harvard. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

SUNDAY JANUARY 28, 2018

5:30 PM    “Say Your Truths and Seek Them in Others”

TED talk by Elizabeth Lesser.  Discussion lead by Layne Thompson.

 

 

Any questions? Contact Susan Mendola 936-634-6231

Volunteer opportunities include:

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

HOST Mentoring Program at Brandon ElementaryContact Sheila Skelton at 936-633-7629