Events Archive

Shaina   Atkins
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 6:00am

Shaina Adkins, Exec. Director of CareNet will join  us to share the work of this important resource in Macon County in preparation for our 4th Sunday Share the Plate to benefit CareNet.

Brown   Bag
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:00am
Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for an information brown bag lunch from Noon to 2:00 pm.

Janice Schroeder is coordinating our April gathering.

Brown   Bag
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 8:00am
Brown Bag Lunch: Chat 'n' Eat

Join us for a brown bag lunch from Noon to 2:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome in Celebration Hall.

Eric   Bannan
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 7:00am
Weavers and Threads

Eric Bannon. When we tell a story, we weave together the threads of our personal experience and beliefs; we express our values, even sometimes unintentionally. When someone hears our story and they are moved or inspired by it,  a little strand from that thread connects the teller and the listener at the heart. We will explore how our personal stories connect us as families and as a community.

Eric Bannan is a musical storyteller whose songs travel the bleak desert highways and lush mountain hollows of the heart. His sound is rooted in folk, driven by foot-tapping funk and seasoned with the blues. More than an entertainer, his mission is to build community with story and song. With over 35 years of performing experience, Eric’s shows are an energetic celebration of life, love and loss.

Service Leader: Mary Teslow

Eric   Bannan
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where Lies the Spirit in a Song?

Eric Bannan. Why do some songs move us so deeply? We will explore these questions in the context of worship and day to day living.

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00am
Hide and Seek: Theology as a Corrupt Form of Spirituality

Dale Barrington. Theology is a limited entry into understanding spirituality, which makes monotheistic religions as Judaism, Christianity and Islam have a difficult time within diverse and pluralistic cultures.  Being progressive has been a challenge when sharing a studied response within such a culture.  I concluded that I was really not a Christian but, rather, a follower of Jesus as I was of Martin Luther King Jr. or Gandhi or any person who has concern for both the planet and its inhabitants.

So, I come as a fellow traveler and nothing more.

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Looking for a Miracle but Finding Healing Instead

Dale Barrington. I am using the Christian Scripture as the sacred writings it is, but I do so from a religious humanist point of view.  To say that I am fond of this literature is an understatement.  Still, I study it as important to me within the trove of spiritual lexicons I draw upon as written, and experienced through every emotion, and mental reflection that weaves itself into my senses.  Plus, being a Unitarian Universalist with our own hang-ups over the classical Christian traditions I do not want us, you and I, to just see it as a waste of our time.

I am looking in particular at Luke 17:11-19, and consider the author's intention for the reader of his/her day.  It is encased within a miracle, which seems to be a subset to a larger meaning for another day. This is where we have fun.....

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 7:00am
The Eternal Now: Both Good and Bag Choices

Dale Barrington.  Our spiritual development takes on a form of growth that comes as natural as do our physical, mental and psychological abilities when maturing. With everything else, the spiritual life changes over the years.  There is no solid state.

So, how does this translate itself into celebrating religious symbols and holidays within our communities such as Sundays, Easter and Christmas?  Of course, I can only speak for myself. 

Service Leader: Steve Bowling

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 7:00am
Ready or Not, Here I Come: A view to nature / nurture conflict; a struggle of spirituality, and a struggle of being human

Dale Barrington. We are ever struggling within culture (our surrogate parents) to be true to ourselves as a human being.  I consider this a spiritual journey, a gift-mix of experience and challenge.

Service Leader: Steve Bowling

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Church – Fellowship – Assembly; What is it? --- Our Choice

Dale Barrington. “When Jesus was crucified, his followers saw that he could never carry to fulfillment the mission of the Jewish people as they conceived it… He was not the messiah they had expected, and, so far as they could see, he was no messiah at all.  The depth of devotion and the shared vision they possessed made their disillusionment all the more bitter and devastating… They reached that depth of despair which comes when all that seems to give hope to human existence is seen to be an illusion…

After about the third day, however, when the numbness of the shock had worn away, something happened.  The life transforming creativity previously known earlier with Jesus began again to work in the fellowship of his disciples.  It was risen from the dead, we might say… What rose from the dead was not the man Jesus; it was a new creative power within each of them.  They possessed what he did.  It was in their DNA.”

Henry Nelson Wieman (modified)

Service Leader: Steve Bowling