Sunday Services for June 2018

theme: Identity

Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.

June 3rd: “A Bouquet of People”
Flower Communion flowers in vases
When we put together the flowers we have each brought with us for Flower Communion, we make a bouquet that represents the congregation. We appreciate each flower in and of itself, simply for being itself, and we’re glad for what it brings to the whole. In this way, we honor the unique worth of each person, as beautiful in their own way as a flower, each with a special contribution to make our community more beautiful as well.

For our Flower Communion, please bring a flower (preferably with a long stem) with you. Flowers are collected in vases and then distributed during the service.

June 10th: “Hope: the Fierce Urgency of Now”

In his sermons and speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed the fierce urgency of now as the ultimate statement of hope as an existential proposition. Let’s explore existential meaning and its role in enhancing hope, discover the place and purpose of hope as integral to existence, and proclaim the fierce urgency of now as the natural expression of the human condition.

Soon to enter his eightieth year, John Whitley still has the fire in his belly. He is, to use words from one of the songs dear to him, a gentle angry person. His balance is to keep gentleness and anger in a healthy and respectful juxtaposition. Hope fills his being and creates within him the fierce urgency of now, the fire in his belly.

June 17th: “Things My Kindergartner Taught Me”

Where has the time gone? Five years ago, Rev. Andrew preached on “Things My Baby Daughter Taught Me” and now she’s finishing kindergarten! Life as parents continues to be exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time, and it’s always changing, too: Andrew and Allison still learn things about themselves and what it means to be human that they never knew.

Special music provided by the ChorUUs and the UUFP Winds!

June 24th: “All Are Called”

Grounded in a deep assurance that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “How can we faithfully meet the demands of our time?” The call to witness and act for justice in our society and in the world is clear. With the Unitarian Universalist Association addressing questions of identity, legacy and mission at General Assembly in Kansas City, let’s consider what it means to claim that the call of our faith has a place for each of us.

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