Sunday, April 9
UUUS Membership Team - "Annual Flower Communion and New Member Welcome"
It’s simple – bring a flower. Just one is enough. It can be your favorite flower, a flower from your own garden, a flower from your favorite place, a flower you pass on your way to Sunday Service or a flower from anywhere else. The beauty of this ritual is reflecting on the beautiful bouquets they make, together, and to see each flower as unique and as special as each person in our community.
New members will be welcomed into our community during this service – adding to the beauty and richness of our congregation. Our membership team, led by Gina Busby, will lead the celebration.
Plan to stay for Potluck after service to spend time with all the wonderful members of our community!
COMMUNITY POTLUCK AFTER SERVICE - "New Spring Potluck" - Think cool and easy!
Sunday, April 16
Mark Pinksy - "Are White Evangelicals a Lost Cause for Progressives?"
Veteran religion writer Mark Pinsky challenges the conventional wisdom regarding this increasingly visible and vocal part of the religious demographic and offers some provocative, counter-intuitive -- and hopeful -- answers. Mark is the former religion writer for the Orlando Sentinel, and the author of six books, including A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Sunday, April 23
Dr. Richard Crepeau - "Jackie Robinson: Pioneer in a Changing World”
April 15, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in professional baseball. Major League Baseball has honored the life of this great American hero every April 15th since 2004 by designating it "Jackie Robinson Day.” Every player wears “42”, Jackie’s number, that day in tribute. Professor Emeritus of History at UCF, Richard Crepeau, Ph. D., will explore the pioneering life of Mr. Robinson, the difficulties he faced, and especially his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
Sunday, April 30
Randy Robertson - "Aesthetic Epiphanies: The Inexorable Tug of the Sacred in Art"
Beginning with recently discovered prehistoric cave paintings at Chauvet continuing to the decorative Christian catacombs outside Rome culminating in fourteenth century renaissance frescoes by Giotto in Padua’s Scrovegni Chapel, there’s a thread that links history’s high water marks in spiritual art. GladdeningLight founder Randy Robertson will elucidate these mystical yearnings by artists driven to render the divine.