Loved Individuals, Beloved Community

By Kathryn Ozyurt Christine Woods, who has been a long time favorite Sunday Morning Forum moderator, helped forum participants (via the Socratic method) choose their own subject for discussion on March 18. A vote on topics such as, “why are people afraid of students speaking out,” and “how do we

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​“Restrictions on Virginia Gerrymandering”

Executive Director OneVirginia2021 Brian Cannon will review the current status of redistricting reform taking place at the Virginia General Assembly. Becoming Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 in January 2015, Brian brings over a decade of experience in non-profit leadership, community building, fundraising, and bipartisan advocacy for state policy issues. Previously, he

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Love’s Table is Large

“Love is the spirit of this church...” But love is more than a noun; it’s also a verb — an action verb! UUFP's February 25th sanctuary services were replete with love in action! Through stories, responsive readings, meditation and personal testimony, we explored what it means to answer the call

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“Colour My World”

    Many will recollect the legendary song, "Colour My World" (1969), written by American musician James Pankow, one of the founding members of the jazz/rock fusion band Chicago. Although this trombonist's tribute to his first love via the influence of John Sebastian Bach's work on the song's creation is

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Inspiring Generosity

The UUFP would like to acknowledge a special donation the Fellowship has been able to use to support community groups doing good works. The employer of one of our members supports a grant program and asks outstanding employees to nominate recipients who would then use the grant to support local

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Which Way to Absolution?

Pardon our asking, but "What is the 'Human Predicament'?" Do humans have a propensity towards good or evil? Are we born innocent and pure or with a tendency to sin? What is "sin"? Do we live as flawed characters who need forgiveness and "saving" throughout life's journey? And can we

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Little Do We Know…?

He who knows one [religion], knows none" (German scholar Max Müller). This "Father of Religious Studies" believed that religion, like many aspects of life, could only be understood through comparison and with knowledge of its origin. Facilitator Bob Smith's "Comparative Religion" encore in Sunday Morning Forum motivated inquisitive minds in

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