December 4, 2016

peace-corps9:30 a.m. – Forum: Today’s Peace Corps, led by Patricia Ice

The Peace Corps was created in the 1960’s to provide a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. We will discuss the Peace Corps today and the vital role it still has to play in the world.

uu coffee mug10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, and conversations!

5-smooth-stones11:00 a.m. – Service: Deus Ex Machina and the Ghost in the Shell, led by Min. Justin McCreary

I wish you could have been along for the ride while I debated back and forth about this title through inner dialogue. Deus Ex Machina is Latin for God out of the Machine a common narrative trope found in stage and screen also in books and even theology. Ghost in a Shell is a story about a marionette created by an old man named Geppetto, that came to life after wishing on a star… wait no… that’s Pinocchio. Either way, I want to talk about something that binds us together. I will be continuing through James Luther Adams’ Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Region. Today’s topic: Hope.

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children: Wonderful Welcome – Through stories, song, guided play, and arts and crafts, the Chalice Children will explore and share the intangible gifts of welcoming central to Unitarian Universalism such as kindness, love, friendship, hospitality, and fairness.
  • U.U. Kids: Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong – Through stories, discussion, and activities, the U.U. Kids will develop their own moral compass to guide them on the path toward becoming empathetic and responsible teenagers and adults.
  • YUUth: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage The YUUth class will begin watching “The Backbone of Night” (episode 7). We will learn about various ancient myths related to the stars at the beginning of this episode, and towards the end we’ll learn about competing schools of thought about relations between scientists and the public in ancient Greece.

Lunch Bunch (2)Childcare is available from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!

board meeting12:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Meeting 

All members are welcome to attend. The Board will be addressing policies and administrative duties.