January 15, 2017

Comos9:30 a.m. – Forum: Cosmos – led by Laura Walizer

Join us for another episode of the critically-praised and award-wining series presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson using a storytelling approach to share current scientific knowledge about our world and the universe and the people, fueled by wonder and skepticism, who gave us these theories and discoveries.

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

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

11:00 a.m. – Service: Sleep Now in the Fire: Reflections on Living in the Arc, led by Minister Justin McCreary

In 1853 Unitarian Minister Theodore Parker talked about the moral arc of the universe. Many others including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have echoed his comments in a much clearer statement, “The moral arc of the universe is long but bends toward justice.” Working in Mississippi, this becomes a mantra, an image of hope in our darkest days, giving us faith knowing that we are on an honorable journey. Even though we rest on this hope, we must remember we are the benders of the arc. Though the degree may be small in our lifetime, we must not rest or sleep lest complacency consume us. We must not rest while in the fire. For we don’t live at the end of the arc, we live in the middle.

11:30 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children and U.U. Kids: The children will participate in a special reading and activity to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the social justice mission of Black Lives Matter.

Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Potluck2

12:00 p.m. – Monthly Potluck Luncheon

Bring your favorite winter dish to share. Let’s enjoy the best of the season with food and fellowship!

1:00 p.m. – Banner Unveiling

We will be unveiling the new Black Lives Matter banner. Please attend to show your support for this important social justice movement. Members are encouraged to wear the Mississippi cluster Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt.