Upcoming Services July 2017

Services begin at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. All are invited to share coffee and conversation following the service. During the summer, children ages 3-11 go directly to their Religious Education classes. Nursery care is available for children birth - aged 3.

 

 

July 2: Eric Thomas and Helen Wolfson with Worship Associate Rhonda Johnson, The Language of Music. Music can evoke a range of strong emotions (including joy, sorrow, wisfulness, elation) and powerful images. In this service, Constallation uses their music to lead the congregation on a journey through a variety of emotions and images, from deep contemplation to celebration. There are no Children’s RE classes today.

Eric and Helen are members of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) in Durham, NC. Eric is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and half of the musical duo, Constellation. Helen, plays the hammered dulcimer and makes up the other half of the duo. Follow this link for samples of their music.

July 9: Michele Deramo with Worship Associate Earle Irwin, White Allies' Humble Path. How can predominantly white congregations end racial injustice? It begins with a commitment to humbly walk a risky path, fraught with missteps and leading to places unknown. Michele Deramo is Assistant Provost for Diversity Education at VT.

All are invited to our monthly potluck following the service. Please bring a generous dish to share.

July 16: Amado Ohland with Worship Associate Victoria Taylor and musician Brian Peters, Circle Singing. Circle singing is an opportunity for individuals to gather as community and use their voices in an exploratory, free, safe and playful way. No special musical ability required so come make a joyful noise!  

July 23: Rev. Paul Boothby with Worship Associate Jim Kern, What Would a UU Do? What does Unitarian Universalism look like in public life? Though we try to interject civility and find common ground in all situations, what do we do if we feel angry, afraid or uncertain? How do we respond from the heart of our values with people who seem unreasonable? Rev. Paul Boothby is a fifth generation UU and identifies himself as a Religious Humanist. He has served First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg for ten years.

July 30: Jim Best with Worship Associate Victoria Taylor, Saying Yes: A Journey from Pain to Purpose: The meaning of experience, discovery and revelation have developed with increasing clarity. Jim’s story collects the loose ends of a lifetime into a pattern only now evident, only now linking purpose to existence and self to community for a gay man. Jim has been a leader in the Floyd chapter of PFLAG for the past five years and is a member of Floyd Friends Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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