Future Sunday Services
OUR SUMMER SUNDAY DISCUSSIONS
August 30, Pat Bjorke and Harvey Widger, "Thinking Outside the Box: How Should the Development Plan Change Our Congregation?"
September 6, Joan Blume, "Hymns Old and New."
Joan, one of our regular Sunday Service musicians, has a request: "Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name(s) and page number(s) of the hymn(s) you know and love. Please send only hymns from the black, hardcover hymnal. I will try to include as many as possible that morning. I will also introduce some singing techniques that will help everyone enjoy singing in a group. No one will be asked to sing alone! Thanks!"
Following our service, our Membership Committee will host an orientation to UUCR for new and prospective members, accompanied by a light luncheon. To learn more please contact our Membership Committee Chair Diane Shields, email@example.com 410-490-0492.
September 13 is the first "formal" Sunday service of the church year, and will include our Ingathering Water Communion Ceremony. Our Joseph Priestly District Director, Rev. David Pyle, will be the guest speaker, and he will lead a congregational meeting after service for us to give input on the Developmental Growth Plan. So, mark your calendars for Sunday, Sept. 13 -- and don't forget to bring your "souvenir" water!
September 20 -- The DeMasi Brothers, "With a Song in Their Hearts!"
Hailing from North Dakota, Joseph and his twin brother John are UU singer/ songwriters/ humorists who will present a program based on our Seven Principles and such important topics as finding spiritual fulfillment, gay rights, and environmental justice. UUCR is excited to host their touching, humorous, provoking and unique program. This would be a great introduction of UU for your friends and family. More information at www.the demasibrothers.org.
September 27 -- Meet Rev. Christian Schmidt! Please read UUCR President Amy Warner's message in the Broadsheet about our speaker. Rev. Christian Schmidt will be leading the worship service and preaching. After the service, there will be an informal "meet and greet" opportunity for members and friends to get to know him a bit. Then we'll have a congregational meeting to vote on whether the congregation affirms the recommendation of the Board of Trustees to contract with him as our quarter-time developmental minister from October 1 to September 30, 2016.