Services for May 2019

theme: Edifying

Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place at 9:30am and 11:15am on Sundays.

May 5th: “Ever Since Baltimore”

On May 5th 1819, the Rev. William Ellery Channing preached a sermon at the ordination of Jared Sparks by the First Independent Church in Baltimore. Though hardly anybody heard the sermon, thanks to the new church’s poor acoustics and Channing’s soft speech, tens of thousands of copies of it were sold, with an impact that forever changed the nature of our religion.

May 12th: “Seeing Mom Through Adult Eyes”

Edification is the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually. One may expect that mothers will work on the edification of their children, but one may find the most edification comes when those children gain enough maturity to begin to critically assess their mothers.

Rev. Cynthia Snavely is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. She currently lives in Hayes with her daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons.

May 19th: “Temperance. Suffrage. Equality?”

One hundred years ago, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Women’s suffrage was part of a longer justice effort in which Universalists and Unitarians were involved, from the temperance movement to the prohibition of racial discrimination in voting in 1965, and it continues in the fight for full equality under the law.

May 26th: “The Memories We Share”

Our faith rightly celebrates “a freedom that reveres the past but trusts the dawning future more”. Last May, we celebrated our sixtieth anniversary as a congregation, sharing with one another the stories of the Fellowship’s journey. A year later, how is our vision of the UUFP’s future taking shape? How do we imagine ourselves living more deeply into our mission to grow in wonder, connect in love, engage in service and inspire generosity?

Special music will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!

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