Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda
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October 2016 Newsletter

September 24th, 2016 . by William Baylis

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October 2016 Sunday Services

September 21st, 2016 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Oct. 2 Joan Tinkess With Whom Shall I Cast My Lot? Toni Janik
Oct. 9 Rev. Fran Dearman Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Harvest Home.  Interim Minister the Rev. Fran and Religious Education leader Stuart Miller lead an Intergenerational Child-Friendly Service of Appreciation and Gratitude for the good things of the earth and the many hands who bring them to our table for Thanksgiving Sunday, mindful that not all of us share in the blessings of peace and plenty. Carabel Ringrose
Oct. 16 Rev. Fran Dearman Shepherds, Practical and Pastoral.  IM the Rev. Fran reflects on James Rebanks’ memoir, “The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape”. Rebanks works his dogs across the ancient landscape of the Lake District in Northern England, then shares his day with pastoral enthusiasts through a Twitter Account. The Indian Village Quintet with Bill Baylis
Oct. 23 Rev. Conrad Dippel The Rise and Fall of the Human Being. Rev. Dippel considers our future in the world we will share with more intelligent beings. Lorie Lyons
Oct. 30 Rev. Fran Dearman The Case of the Curious Theologian. Something with a little mystery in it, as we approach All Hallows Eve. A reading by Jane Langton. Fran unpacks the theological discussion underpinning a mystery novel written by this UU detective story writer, who asks, “Did Darwin Murder God?” Bill & Bobbye Baylis
Nov. 6 Rev. Fran Dearman Remembrance Day: A Peace Not Past Our Understanding. Unitarians and Universalists have not been of one mind concerning one’s attitude to war. Some of us are veterans, some of us may have cause to be deeply grateful to veterans, and some of us may be deeply committed to a pacifist response in the face of armed conflict. Rev. Fran shares some thoughts for mindfulness on Remembrance Day. tba

September 2016 Sunday Services

September 4th, 2016 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Sept.11 Rev. Fran Dearman Ingathering & Water Ceremony Bill & Bobbye Baylis, Ray Stone, Bob Koenig
Sept.18 Rev. Fran Dearman UU Basics: A Sermon for Church Shoppers. Interim Minister the Rev. Fran Dearman invites us to consider our Universalist and Unitarian theological heritage. What abides from our historic foundations? How do those basics bloom in the moment, through successive generations? The Ray Stone Quintet & Bill Baylis
Sept.25 Rev. Fran Dearman Spiritual Discipline: Consider the Colour Blue  Rev. Fran reflects upon how one might shape a personal practice of intentional reflection, day by day. Carabel Ringrose

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September 4th, 2016 . by William Baylis

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