Worship in April

Theme for the month of April – Transformation

2 APRIL –  A Place to Bloom  Our welcome mat as Unitarian Universalists has few limitations.  We strive to be a place where people can figuratively bloom into what they desire as better for themselves. We will be discussing how we encompass transgender individuals and their families in our communal transformation and hospitality. Service led by the Rev. Duncan Teague, visiting minister.

9 APRIL – Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, A Palm Sunday Lens  Jesus is understood as “the presence of Wisdom,” the feminine form of the Divine. In his short ministry, Jesus embodied the archetype of Sophia. He lived from and taught the Power of Love. With his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, he modeled the soft form of “Love as Leadership.” Faith in that softness means love can prevail, since all people want love.  Service led by the Rev. Roy Reynolds, visiting minister.

16 APRIL – Not Just a Rolling Stone According to the gospel story of the first Easter, Mary Magdalene found the stone rolled away and was the first to see Jesus after his resurrection. What stones must be rolled away before we see life in a different way? Service led by Myrna Adams West, Lay Minister Emerita.

23 APRIL – Earth-Water-Flower Day Honoring the Earth and its water in continuous movement from living to nonliving and back again reminds us to be mindful of how our actions may change the waters of earth. It is water’s movement from air to soil to roots and stems that make the flowers, the promise of a next generation.  With our annual flower ceremony, everyone is invited to bring a flower to share. Service led by Green Sanctuary Team

30 APRIL – Life’s Not Fair; Change is Hard: We Must Begin Transforming our lives and transforming our community requires more than good intentions. Converting intentions into actions requires an individual to discover a path, then find the courage to take it. Service led by UUFA member, the Honorable Judge David Sweat.

 

Cause of the Month – April 2017 

During our worship services we collect an offering for UUFA’s Social Action ‘Cause of the Month’. This month we share the offering with the Upper Oconee Watershed Network.

 


Beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017, we return to one worship service at 10:30 am.

For the 2016-17 program year, Forums will be held on the second and third Sundays of each month from 10:05-10:50 in the UUFA Fellowship Hall.