Upcoming Sundays in February 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017
“But You Won’t Hear Many Jokes” A sermon on political correctness. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump seemed to make being “politically incorrect” a badge of honor. Social and religious progressives sometimes appear to make it a shibboleth. Is there any room in the middle (as President Obama suggested in an NPR interview in December)?

We will have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on the Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking, which is our offertory-outreach recipient for February

Sunday, February 12, 2017
“BRING-A-FRIEND Valentine Service”
Our service for Valentine’s Day will include readings on love and music from our Olympia Brown (Adult) Choir, so this would be a good Sunday to invite friends who love love songs.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
“Leap of Faith” – Guest Minister
Our guest minister today will be the Rev. Christina Leone Tracy, from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis in Maryland (where our own Hannah Roberts interned!). About her sermon she says, “We often hear about how the changing religious landscape of America means uncertainty for the future of our faith. What might we do, as we enter into that uncertainty? How do we conquer out fear and leap into the unknown?” Join our guest minister this morning to talk about the lessons learned from flying trapeze school, and what we might learn in our faith communities from the circus.

Sunday, Febuary 26, 2017
“Poor or Poor in Spirit?” Ash Wednesday (March 1st) marks the traditional beginning of Lent. Today (on “Ash Sunday,” so to speak) all who wish to, may receive a combination of ash, earth, and sand to represent the star dust from which we came and to which we return. Our Multigenerational Choir will sing for us at this service and Tony’s sermon will be about the first of Jesus’ “Beatitudes”: “Blessed are the poor…” Or is it “poor in spirit”? What’s the difference between the two – and why might this be relevant to UUs?

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