This I Believe is an organization that encourages people to write about and share the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. In our non-creedal faith community at Hopedale we have a wide range of beliefs. What do our children believe? Let’s turn a service over to the children and hear from them. Service Leader: Genevieve O’Malley Knight. This will be an intergenerational service.
With our UU diversity of belief, language can become a bone of contention. Does it need to be that way? Rev. McCarty looks at the way a concept can develop form stark fact to symbolic poetry and seeks to look at language of faith as a unifying, rather than divisive force. Myth, allegory, and metaphor. Service Leader: Sallie Killian.
Join us after Sunday service for our monthly potluck.
March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day! Come join Diane Wright as she helps us consider all of our opportunities to plant the seeds of beautiful things in our lives. Service Leader: Pete Carels.
Dr. Roxanne Ornelas, Geography and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Miami University, is a Water Walker. She will share with us her experiences of walking with indigenous women, and others, to protect water, the sacred source of life. This is the first of three services this spring, planned by the Social Justice Committee, that will focus us on the importance of action to protect the interdependent web of life. Service leader: Ann Fuehrer.
Come join us for a hymn sing! We will join our voices in several hymns from both of our hymnals. Until February 19 you may submit your own requests into a box near the hospitality table, and every effort will be made to include all of our favorites. Service leader: Jennifer Blue (with enormous help from Wayne Copenhaver). Leave your suggestions in the box in the foyer.
RE: – Intergenerational Sing-a-Long Service
– Hungry for Change Discussion #3, noon-1pm
Luminescence has been created as a distinctly UU holiday, to honor the many paths our faith offers for attaining spiritual fulfillment and to celebrate the freedom our faith provides each individual in seeking their own personal truth. Come and celebrate our own religion’s wonderful, distinctive identity. Service Leader: Linda Amspaugh. Join us after Sunday service for our monthly potluck.
RE: Class Day.
Circle Dinner in the evening at Jessica Kopp’s house.
In the mid 1990s, scientists around the world began organizing an annual observance of “Darwin Day” on February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin. According to the organizers, the mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth, as embodied by Charles Darwin. Come join Diane Wright as we contemplate the celebration of Darwin Day in this particular time and place. service leader: Patty Klingenberg.
RE – Children’s Activity Day
– Hungry for Change Discussion #2, noon-1pm
After five years on Oxford City Council and more than a year as mayor, Kate Rousmaniere will share insights, strategies, and surprises learned from working with those with whom she agrees, as well as those whose opinions are different from hers. Service Leader: Linda Amspaugh. RE: Class Day.
Who says mid-winter has to be “bleak”? The human spirit cunningly invents ways to counter such perceptions, because in the end, we all know, we’ve got no choice but to keep on keeping on. So let’s look on the bright side. We’re halfway to spring. It’s downhill from here. Service leader: Pete Carels. Intergenerational Service.
During this time of uncertainty, decisions often seem to be made based on incorrect information and irrational opinions. Dr. Sardar Tanveer, a leader at the International Academy of Cincinnati will be with us to share rational and logical information about Islam. Service Leader: Linda Amspaugh.