Upcoming Sundays January 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017 – 10:00 AM Only
“Letting It Be”
Since a number of us will be out of town for the holidays – or sleeping in this New Year’s Day – we will have only one service at 10 a.m. Tony’s sermon will explore how we might cut our problems by as much as 50% in the year 2017. (Hint: It may have something to do with letting go and letting be. We would normally have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on Bethany Apartments, which is our January offertory-outreach recipient. But since today is New Year’s Day, that presentation will be next Sunday instead.

Sunday, January 8, 2017
“Fear Itself” There are many – including psychologists, journalists, and researchers – who say that at the present time Americans are living in a culture of fear. Suzanne Landis and Andrea Bumpurs will explore fear both at a personal level and as a culture, looking at the ways in which fear is used to manipulate us, and exploring how we can face up to and deal with our fears most effectively. We will also have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on Bethany Apartments, which will be our January offertory-outreach recipient.

Sunday, January 15, 2017
“Got MLK?”
Our Olympia Brown (Adult) Choir will help us celebrate Martin Luther King Sunday, and Tony’s sermon will explore Dr. King’s relevance to our post-election world.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
“Choose Something Like a Star” Exploring the simple-seeming-but-complex and inspirational-sounding-but-always-with-a-touch-of-sadness-underneath poetry of Robert Frost, with help from our Multigenerational Choir.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
“Beyond the Stigma” One of the components of our congregation’s commitment to work on mental health/illness as our social-justice issue this past year is educating ourselves and the wider community. Today’s service will include a panel of speakers who live with mental illness. (In April we will hear from family and friends of people who live with mental illness – that will be “Part 2” of this series). Since this is a 5th Sunday, we will have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which is our offertory-outreach recipient for this Sunday.

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