By Judy Remsberg
Don’t forget that the UUFP Endowment Fund Trustees have $1,500 to contribute to social justice causes this year!
Thanks to your support through memorials, honorariums and outright gifts, the endowment has continued to grow from our beginning in 2006 to a current balance of $44,760.
In 2006, the policy board established the endowment fund as a way to make sure that the UUFP had funds in perpetuity and entrusted the trustees to guide and steward these important gifts. Over the years, the congregation and the board have developed this strong relationship.
The trustees voted to move our funds to Davenport & Company this spring because they will afford us the opportunity to work with a local company that has a proven track record of growth and personal service.
We report directly to you, the congregation. We give gifts each year but we never touch the principle and can’t without a congregational vote.
How about that for a lock box for our future?
If you ever have questions, please contact the trustees (Roy Schilling, Mason Moseley and Judy Remsberg) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, please, remember the Fellowship in your will!
Happy Birthday to all our members born in June!
If you are a member and have a birthday in June that we overlooked, please contact Bobbie Schilling; email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee
Sunday Morning Forum began many years ago in complement to minister led worship on Sunday mornings. With our Unitarian Universalist values as both foundation and springboard, the Forum has grown into a well moderated, high quality, adult discussion group that promotes learning on a wide variety of topics. It is a classroom of people who trust each other's good intentions and value each other's diverse opinions.
Haven't checked out the Forum yet? Here is a glimpse of the interesting discussion topics over the last couple of months.
“The Ennea-What Now???”
Presented by Sarah Davis - March 25, 2018
“Bumper Sticker Philosophy: Plumbing the Depths”
Presented by Lehni Lebert – April 3, 2018
“Prosperity Gospel: Evangelical Thought on Pre-existing Conditions”
Presented by Ken Goodrich - April 8 & 15, 2018
Going beyond the pulpit, prosperity theology's foundational notion that individual success or failure are powerful indicators of divine worthiness is becoming a powerful undercurrent in the public sphere.
"Paperclips and Butterflies"
Presented by Dennis Shaw & Julian Padowicz - April 22 & 29, 2018
A unique memorial was established at the school, drawing visitors from around the world. Forum attendees viewed and discussed an award winning video illustrating what these amazing kids accomplished.
"Understanding Evangelicals" - Part III
Presented by April Kelsey – May 6, 2018
"Comfort in a Relationship with Death"
Presented by Mike Taber – May 13 & 20, 2018
“Politics and Religion in Turkey”
Presented by ARE Chair Kathryn Ozyurt – May 27, 2018
"Snake Goddesses of the Mediterranean"
Presented by Dawn Hutchinson - June 3, 2018
Christopher Newport University Professor Hutchinson helped us take a closer look at Mediterranean snake goddesses. What is it that the Rabbis feared?
Our thanks to the many forum facilitators and team members who offer these educational opportunities, which nourish the mind and spirit and infuse us to be Light in the world! Join us, Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the UUFP Office Building!
Services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard unless otherwise noted.
June 3rd: “A Bouquet of People”
When we put together the flowers we have each brought with us for Flower Communion, we make a bouquet that represents the congregation. We appreciate each flower in and of itself, simply for being itself, and we’re glad for what it brings to the whole. In this way, we honor the unique worth of each person, as beautiful in their own way as a flower, each with a special contribution to make our community more beautiful as well.
For our Flower Communion, please bring a flower (preferably with a long stem) with you. Flowers are collected in vases and then distributed during the service.
June 10th: “Hope: the Fierce Urgency of Now”
In his sermons and speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed the fierce urgency of now as the ultimate statement of hope as an existential proposition. Let’s explore existential meaning and its role in enhancing hope, discover the place and purpose of hope as integral to existence, and proclaim the fierce urgency of now as the natural expression of the human condition.
Soon to enter his eightieth year, John Whitley still has the fire in his belly. He is, to use words from one of the songs dear to him, a gentle angry person. His balance is to keep gentleness and anger in a healthy and respectful juxtaposition. Hope fills his being and creates within him the fierce urgency of now, the fire in his belly.
June 17th: “Things My Kindergartner Taught Me”
Where has the time gone? Five years ago, Rev. Andrew preached on “Things My Baby Daughter Taught Me” and now she’s finishing kindergarten! Life as parents continues to be exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time, and it’s always changing, too: Andrew and Allison still learn things about themselves and what it means to be human that they never knew.
Special music provided by the ChorUUs and the UUFP Winds!
June 24th: “All Are Called”
Grounded in a deep assurance that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “How can we faithfully meet the demands of our time?” The call to witness and act for justice in our society and in the world is clear. With the Unitarian Universalist Association addressing questions of identity, legacy and mission at General Assembly in Kansas City, let’s consider what it means to claim that the call of our faith has a place for each of us.