Upcoming Sundays August 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
“The Problem with Abraham’s Faith”
After his month away, our minister returns to preach on a story that’s pivotal to three religions that together claim 54% of the world’s population in adherents. In other words, close to half of the world belongs to a religion founded on the story of Abraham (Av-raham in Hebrew, Ibrahim in Arabic), who “proved” his faith by being willing to sacrifice his son for God. What’s wrong with this picture?

We will also have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on Open Wings Learning Community, which will be our offertory-outreach recipient for July.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
“Here in Right Field”
Tony’s sermon will explore the pros and cons of winning and competition. The title is from a song by Peter, Paul & Mary about a kid who’s always put in right field so he won’t mess up the game, and then … Well, we don’t want to spoil the ending, do we?

Sunday, August 21, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
“The Problem with Atonement”
Many forms of Christianity today rely on an atonement theory that espouses the idea: “Christ died for our sins.” Usually it takes the form of God the Father sacrificing his son to save humanity. Is there a better way to understand Jesus’ life and death? Tony’s sermon will argue that there is, and that it is present in our own Unitarian and Universalist history.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Kaye Glennon, pastor of Sacred Journeys Spiritual Community, will be our guest minister on this pulpit-exchange Sunday.

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