Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place at 9:30am and 11:15am on Sundays.
March 3rd: “Who’s Taking My Stuff?”
It’s a natural feeling: we don’t like it when somebody takes something away from us. But it’s not that simple. When we’re promised something and then the promise is broken, we feel the same loss, even if we didn’t actually want what we were promised! And if we had some advantages that are now given to other people, too? Then it can feel like we’re the ones being oppressed.
March 10th: “Embracing Paradox: Exploring the Contradictions that Vex and Enrich Our Lives”
How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? If we hold them as paradoxes, not “either/ors”, the tension can then open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being. We will look for what Thomas Merton called life’s “hidden wholeness”, the underlying unity of all things.
Dr. Susan Moseley is contract Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock in White Stone. She received her Doctorate of Educational Ministries from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2012 and her certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Haden Institute in 2017.
March 17th: “The Whole Megillah”
Intrigue! Passion! Pride! Betrayal! No, it’s not another day in Washington. This is the story of Queen Esther, who bravely saved her people by winning a victory over religious discrimination. As communities all around the world look forward to celebrating Purim, the most festive of all Jewish holidays, let’s remind ourselves of the timeless delights and drama of this Bible story.
March 24th: “Spiritual Activists”
In these times, what does it mean to be actively resisting oppression? How much resistance is enough? What will really make a difference? And how can we tend to our souls as we continue to stay engaged with the world?
Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig has served as minister of the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists since 2017. Previously, she served with congregations in Wisconsin, Illinois, California and Northern Virginia. A graduate of our Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, Rev. Laura is also a trained spiritual director. We welcome her to the Fellowship in her second pulpit swap with Rev. Andrew!
Special music will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!
March 31st: “Justice on Earth”
Racial justice, economic justice and environmental justice often seem to be competing for time, attention and resources, so let’s explore some of the ways in which they are intertwined. For when those on the margins are most impacted by pollution and climate change, our faith calls us to do the long-haul work of making justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life.
This service is part of our Fellowship’s participation in this year’s Common Read.