Events Archive

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Elizabeth Thorndike

What is the modern connotation of the word gang? Can you identify a member of a gang? How does a person survive in Gangland?

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 1:00pm
Worship Committee Meeting

After the coffee hour...all are welcome!

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
Game Night!

More fun and games for the whole family.  Doors open 6:30pm, they close when the last game is won.  If you have a favorite game, please bring it along.  Also, bring a favorite beverage, a snack to share, a friend and a smile.

This is a free community event located at the UU Fellowship of Franklin.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Contemplative Dialog

Our next fourth Sunday, monthly meeting of Contemplative Dialog will be Sunday August 24th.

A topic will be announced at the session followed by 7 minutes of silent contemplation.  We will then share our thoughts.

Come join us for this open discussion where everyone’s opinion is welcomed and respected.  We have much to learn from each other and our discussions enable us to get to know each other better.

This program is open to all and we hope you can join us.  Bring a friend.  No reservations necessary.  Coffee and discussion - 9:30-10:30am before service.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:00am
Work, Play, and the Sabbath: the gift of the Jews

Holley Ulbrich
Next weekend will be a three day holiday marking the end of summer.  We celebrate this holiday honoring work and workers mostly by playing before we return to work or school. But work and play alone do not make a life without renewing ourselves with rest and reflection, solitude and companionship.  That's what the ancient Jewish practice of sabbath is for.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 11:00am
The Music Of Work In America

In recognition of Labor Day, folk singer Ken Sizemore will present a program entitled "The Music Of Work In America".  His program will include work songs, union songs, and labor songs dating as far back as the 1870s and up through the twentieth century.  A few of the songs Ken will play include “Dark As A Dungeon Down In the Mine" by Merle Travis, "Union Maid" by Woody Guthrie, "Cotton Mill Girls" by Hedy West, and as many other songs as time will allow!

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
September Potluck

Join us for our regular first-Sunday potluck on September 1, after the service.  Bring a dish to share, as you are able.

Note that we will NOT have a first-Sunday potluck in October, due to the picnic on Sept. 29.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Meeting for Committee Chairs

Chairs of all the new and old committees will meet after the potluck.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Spirituality Discussion

 This Sunday’s discussion will be led by Olga Pader: 

 “In becoming individuals, we grow through a cycle of initial self-awareness, form a self-concept, and then develop self-esteem based on whom we have become. We are part of a larger whole, called to compassion for all beings. To transcend ourselves we may have to start all over again by delving deeper into who we are. Let's share our journeys in becoming one with all.”

 All are welcome to participate in these open sessions on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 before service.  All comments are welcome and opinions are respected.  It is important to formulate one’s own ideas, gain insights from others and participate in dialog to better get to know each other.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Who Are Our Prophets?

Rev. John L. Saxon

One source of our UU faith is the “words and deeds of the prophet women and men which challenge us to confront power and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” We remember the Hebrew prophets of old who spoke truth to power and demanded justice for the poor and immigrants. And today we must ask: Who are our prophets who will follow in their footsteps and confront the injustice of the anxious and urgent times in which we live?