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?
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.
NOTE: Schedule/time change: Beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017, we begin our summer schedule of one worship service at 10:30 am.
Sunday morning Forums are on hiatus now and will resume in September. The 2017-2018 schedule is TBD.