UUFP Minister, Rev. Andrew Clive Millard, is on sabbatical this month.
September 3rd: “Economic Justice”
To increase the GDP it is suggested that labor needs to produce more. But do we want our countryside to be dotted with waste collection pools from factory farms? Do we want doctors required to see a patient every fifteen minutes Economic justice may not mean a bigger GDP: a just wealth is one that can be sustained and enjoyed for generations to come.
Rev. Cynthia Snavely, lives in Hayes with her son-in-law, who is currently stationed at Fort Eustis, her daughter, and her four grandsons. She serves the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on New Bern, North Carolina part-time, spending eight days a month on site and working remotely at other times in the month. Cynthia is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and Drew Theological School.
September 10th: “The Importance of Staying Grounded”
Lee Anne will invite us to explore how we can sustain our connection to the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. For instance, did you know that recent scientific and medical research indicates that going barefoot in the park has more benefits than previously imagined?
Lee Anne Washington has been an attorney, advocate, author, and educator for more than twenty-five years. Now she is a Unitarian Universalist candidate for the ministry and a ministerial intern at the First Unitarian Universalist church of Richmond Virginia. Lee Anne and her teen-aged daughter live in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
September 17th: “Together We Can Save the City Farm”
As President of Citizens for Riverview Farm Park, Adrian Whitcomb is working with other citizens to build a broad base of public support to see that Riverview Farm Park becomes the park that it was designed to be twenty-six years ago, a park that includes all of the Newport News City Farm and the City owned portion of the Deep Creek Marina. He will discuss what he has learned from other citizen efforts that have influenced his approach.
Adrian Whitcomb, Newport News native, began his interest in photography while he was part of a mission to renovate a church building in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Having lived most of his life in crowded urban areas, Adrian has grown to appreciate the value of parks and open space, and his eleven-year connection with Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park continues even as he leads the City Farm effort.
September 24th: “Trust and Transformation”
When congregations thrive, we find a strong foundation of trust at work. Members experience a deep sense of covenant: A living process which transforms their interactions, feeds their mission, and comprises their faith. But it takes work and courage to get there. Are we ready for it?
Scott Kasmire has been a Unitarian Universalist since the mid-1990s and a K-12 educator since the early 2000s. He serves our congregation as Youth Advisor, Communications chair, Fellowship Circle facilitator, and member of the Leadership Development Committee. Scott’s interests include philosophy, world theologies, Star Trek, and caffeine delivery systems. He lives in Norge.