Come join service leader Sallie Killian and Speakers Janet and Gordon Grey. You will hear about the Baha’i faith. The history, teachings, writings and how Baha’i principles draw together all dimensions of the human family in down-to-Earth spiritual communities. “Let your vision be world embracing” – spoke Baha’u’llah, one the main founders of Baha’i faith. For those interested, the International Baha’i website is: http://www.bahai.org . Service Leader: Sallie Killian.
October 16 is the traditional date for Boss’s Day (in 2016 it will officially be October 17, to make it a “work day”), and it’s a good time to reflect on the nature of work, and what it means to have, or be, a boss. Come join Diane Wright as we consider the ways we can apply our UU Principles to our relationships at work. Service leader: Patty Klingenberg. Join us for our monthly Potluck after service.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson says that science is an inoculation against charlatans. When we have scientific habits of mind, we have the tools to evaluate evidence and decide for ourselves what to believe. Join Jennifer Blue and service leader Nancy Eicher as we talk about science and honor our departed friend John Eicher. A special collection will be taken during the service for the
Environmental Mobile Unit, a science education organization led by Sharon Edwards.
We will go outside to our memorial garden briefly at the end of the service.
Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel “Dracula” was published more than a century ago, but it played on psychological traits that are still with us today. Rev. Dennis, Minister Emeritus at the U U Congregation of Columbus, Indiana, will ponder what Dracula reveals about American culture in the 21st century.
Service Leader: Sallie Killian.
Bobbe Burke, a Miami University graduate, has worked in the Division of Students Affairs since 1989. She has been the Coordinator of Miami Tribe Relations since 1994 and loves sharing the story of how the University and the Miami Tribe became connected originally and how the current thriving relationship evolved over more than forty years. Service Leader: Peter Carels.
Come join service leader Jennifer Blue and speaker Diane Wright on September 18, International Water Quality Monitoring Day. We will reflect on the lessons and importance of water, and the nature of our relationship to it and with it. Kids will have a chance to use a water-testing kit to look at qualities of water from different sources. Come be refreshed! Service Leader: Jennifer Blue. Stick around for our monthly potluck after service. Please bring a dish or beverage to share.
Rock and Water Service: We welcome each other back from our summer break. Please bring a rock and/or water representing your adventures and explorations. Service leader: Susan Thrasher.
The guest speaker will be Marry Harris Jones. Join Mother Jones as she shares her experience as a union activist and speaks in the courtyard of Charlestown, West Virginia to the striking miners of Paint Creek and Cabin Creek. Ponder what message Mother Jones would give today. Service Leaders Libby Earle and Russ VieBrooks.
This summer’s General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association was held in Columbus, Ohio, with the theme “Heartland; Where Faiths Connect.” Hopedale’s attendees will fill us in on the workshops, worship, and work to be done for interfaith co-operation and racial justice. Service Leader Genevieve O’Malley.
There’s been a lot of talk about islands lately, from John Donne’s quote (“No man is an island.”) to the news about China’s island constructions in the South China Sea. On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became a state. Join us as Diane Wright returns to Hopedale, and we consider the meaning of islands, as metaphor, as paradise, and as symbols of isolation. Service Leader: Orlita Kissane. Stick around for our monthly potluck after service. Please bring a dish or beverage to share.