Events Archive

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


Dale   Barrington
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Post Christianity; A Humanist Speaking to His Christian Friends

Dale Barrington.  An epiphany of sorts; spirituality and stardust as a very common experience.

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Seeing ourselves through myth: antiquity, all dressed up for the Sacred, and all dressed down for the Holy

Dale Barrington. I am looking at humanity and religion through the lens of Genesis 2 & 3; a mythic understanding to humanity, creation and religion.  Jesus has some thoughts about it as well as do we.  It's worth thinking about on occasion...

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leaving the Light On: Seeing Poverty Up Close

Dale Barrington.

Dale   Barrington
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
It's a god awful thing we have with war

Dale Barrington. How is war such a part of our history and culture? Why do we choose to go to war?

Can we really stop it? What are the 'pre' and 'posts' thoughts on war? Is it a necessary evil?

Jasmine   Beach-Ferrara
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 6:00am
Southern Equality: We Do Campaign

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the Campaign for Southern Equality and the We Do Campaign will help us celebrate Valentine's Day and Standing on the Side of Love.

Kimber   Beech
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
Gentle Yoga

Yoga class with Kimber Beech
From 5:00pm to 6:00 pm.