Soul Matters theme: Our Mission
Sunday Services take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. You can also connect via Zoom at https://uuma.zoom.us/j/920676087 or telephone to 646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 920 676 087).
The Rev. Andrew Clive Millard
July 2nd: "Interdependence"
One of the Values that the Article II Study Commission has proposed for our UUA Covenant is Interdependence. “We honor the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
With humility and reverence, we covenant to protect Earth and all beings from exploitation, creating and
nurturing sustainable relationships of repair, mutuality and justice.”
July 9th "Hearing One Another Into Being"
Fellowship Circles are small group ministries that offer spiritual and personal growth. In these circles, we: practice listening to each other; think deeply about our lives; help each other share troubles and joys; strive toward spiritual maturity; and nourish our inner selves through the kind of personal sharing that seldom occurs in everyday life.
Participants from the 2021–23 cycle of Fellowship Circles will share their experiences and reflect on the importance of this program in their lives. New circles start this Fall!
July 16th: ”It's in Every One of Us"
When we welcome new members, we recognize that as individuals weave their lives into the fabric of this congregation, they offer mutual opportunities for enrichment and transformation. Let’s reflect on the importance of embracing our unique individual gifts and combining them with others as we seek to build holy community together.
The Rev. Dr. Terrye Williams is a retired Disciples of Christ minister. She received her M.Div. at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa OK and her D. Min at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington KY. Terrye spends her “leisure” time in community volunteer work, primarily at THRIVE Peninsula, and does pulpit supply when asked.
July 23rd: “We Covenant to: Embrace Transformation within Ourselves and Others"
December 2022, 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. We have spent the months since then reflecting on each of the parts of covenant, and now we turn to the final point, our commitment to be a living tradition.
July 28th: “Gratitude for the First Harvest and Summer Revels"
NOTE TIME: 7pm at the UUFP
Merry Meet! EarthRising, the UUFP’s Earth-centered spirituality group, invites you to the Fellowship’s 36th annual Lughnasadh/Lammas ritual and celebration of the joys of Summer with gratitude for the early harvest in ourselves and the land. We’ll express the deep sacred mysteries through movement, song, dancing around the fire, deep-listening, meditation, drumming, story-telling and re-enactment honoring ancient wisdom. Weather permitting, our celebration will be held outside, followed by a potluck feast. Children are welcome with their parents. Please contact EarthRising if childcare is needed.
July 30th: "Expanding the Mission”
The last phrase of the UU Church of Huntsville’s mission statement is “to let people know ‘we are here’ and that we welcome diversity.” For the UUCH that means part of our responsibility as a liberal religious community in Alabama is to share who we are and to be loud and known in the community, so we are learning how to do just that from our more evangelical neighbors. UUCH’s Rev. Jaimie will share lessons from her church, and wonder with us about how spreading word of the UUFP can help us grow in wonder, connect in love, engage in service and inspire generosity!
The Rev. Jaimie Dingus (she/her) is starting her fourth year as the settled minister of the UU Church of Huntsville in Alabama. She grew up at the UUFP and credits the UUFP with helping her realize her call to ministry. Jaimie has a BA in Religious Studies from Boston University and an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. Most recently she served our Unitarian Universalist Association as a member of the Presidential Search Committee. She lives in Madison AL with her partner Will, her dog Clementine and cat Simone. In her free time, you can find Jaimie trying new recipes, playing board games and being the religion and pop culture expert for her trivia group!