Worship in May

Theme for the month of May – Revelation

7 MAY – Have You Heard Any Good Messages, Lately  The monthly theme of Revelation will be looked at through the stories behind the founding of the Abundant LUUv Ministry, in the Southwest neighborhoods of Atlanta.  Rev. Duncan Teague is leading this plant of a new Unitarian Universalist community. Teague feels this revelation must be fulfilled, and that we all are receiving messages that could benefit our movement. Are we listening?

NOTE:  Beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017, we begin our summer schedule of one worship service at 10:30 am.

14 MAY – (Badass) Kindred Spirits  Two women, one miraculously a mother, one not, connect across cultures and generations. Rev. Marti Keller discovered the Mexican artist and cultural icon Frida Kahlo — as did many millions of moviegoers — in 2002 when the Hollywood biopic drama was released. As a film and theater critic, she was captivated by the fine performances and innovative production. And after a lifetime of dutiful adulation of New England Unitarian women heroines such as Margaret Fuller, Susan B. Anthony and Louisa May Alcott, the colorfulness and contradictions of Frida sparked a constant fascination that has taken the UU minister to museums, galleries, street vendors, tattoo shops, and internet sites all over the world. Why Frida and who are our Fridas today?  Her talk will encompass just some of her findings from a year, more or less, devoted to the study and sometimes emulation of Frida Kahlo. Please consider bringing objects associated with your own fandom idols. 

21 MAY – Morgan Watson, Director of Religious Education, IG service

28 MAY – Progressive Revelation   What is progressive revelation?  God’s words are God’s words, why do we need changes? Why doesn’t He just tell us everything, so we will know it all?!  Why do all these religions seem so different, yet are so similar?   The core teaching in the Bahá’í Faith is that religious truth is revealed by God progressively and cyclically over time through a series of divine Messengers, and that the teachings are given to us to meet the needs of the time of their appearance. The service is led by Sohayl Moshtael of the Baha’is of Oconee County.

Worship in June

Theme for the month of June — Adventure

4 JUNE — Mutuality: The Heart of the Matter  How shall we dwell together in community? In society? How shall we be together in all of our relations? These questions keep bubbling up and foisting themselves upon us. This Sunday we’ll enter these questions, ever-seeking to create love.  Service led by guest minister, the Rev. Roy Reynolds.

11 JUNE — The Journey, Not the Destination: Spirituality Through the Adventure of Travel  Travel can open the doors of perception and allow new sights and sounds to bring us to a type of meditation. The poetry and photography of Clela and Lee Reed illustrate how habituated perception is cleansed by journey. Yet ultimately, life itself, even daily life, is the greatest adventure of all. Service led by UUFA members, Lee Reed and Clela Reed

18 JUNE — I’m Not Lost, I’m Exploring Michelle and Jim consider Proust’s oft-paraphrased take on travel, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes.” Service led by UUFA members, Jim Leebens-Mack and Michelle Leebens-Mack, Lay Minister, Emerita

25 JUNE — Monks on the Move Travel is monasticism on the move.  On the road travel companions, Marguerite Holmes & Rosemary Woodel, often live more simply (even when staying in a luxury hotel), with no more possessions than they can carry, and surrendering themselves to chance and adventure in order to rescue the humanity of places and save them from abstraction and ideology.  Service led by UUFA members, Marguerite Holmes and Rosemary Woodel

Sunday morning Forums are on hiatus now and will resume in September.  The 2017-2018 schedule is TBD.