Services for February 2023

Soul Matters theme: Love

Sunday Services take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  You can also connect via Zoom at or telephone to 646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 920 676 087). 

Andrew-Millard_pulpit_eflame-services-articlesThe Rev. Andrew Clive Millard

February 5th: "Love"

“As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant, congregation-to-congregation and through our association, to support and assist one another in our ministries.  We draw from our heritages of freedom, reason, hope and courage, building on the foundation of Love.”  As the Article II Study Commission has proposed, “Love is the power that holds us together and is at the center of our shared values.  We are accountable to one another for doing the work of living our shared values through the spiritual discipline of Love.”  Let’s reflect on this and talk about it.

February 12th: “Full Circle"

It’s hard to truly live in the present, because we spend so much time thinking about the past and the future.  It’s important to remember what has happened and anticipate what has yet to happen, though, since that explains and shapes who we are now.  Still, rather than dividing up our individual lives, perhaps we can appreciate life in its wholeness.

The UUFP ChorUUs will provide service music!

February 19th: "The Cusp of a Moment: Discerning What It Means to Be Unitarian Universalist"

​As Unitarian Universalists, we honor the change of our earthly seasons.  Now, we recognize a different turning — a fresh season within Unitarian Universalism itself.  For only the second time since our Association formed in 1961, we are re-seeing, re-appraising and re-writing the statements of what it means to be UU.  Bek Wheeler will introduce and share the UUA proposal to move from Principles and Sources to Values and Inspirations.  As you contemplate these new envisionings, what speaks to you?  What resonates?  What perplexes?  What inspires or invites you?  Come, come, whoever you are!  Share in this new season of discerning and owning Unitarian Universalism.

Bek Wheeler is a Professor of English Linguistics at Christopher Newport University.  She has been an atheist since childhood and a UU for forty years.  Bek currently serves as UUFP President and lives happily in Newport News with her best companion, Delta, Labrador extraordinaire.

February 26th: “We Covenant to: Listen and Attend with Compassion ; Interact with Kindness; Communicate with Courage”

Last year, by unanimous vote at a special membership meeting, the UUFP adopted a congregational covenant, a list of intentions describing who we aspire to be as a faith community.  Three points of our covenant expand on our Mission to “connect in love” and outline how we want to treat one another, in both speech and action.

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