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This week's Worship Service

Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Service Leader: James Gibbons Walker

The 1940 Services of Religion for use in the Churches of the Free Spirit (the first joint Unitarian and Universalist hymnal) contains the following prayer:  We remember our enemies, if there be any who have injured us or cherish hatred against us.  We pray thee to turn their hearts and ours, that we may live peaceably with all [people].  If there be any whom we have wronged, move us to make amends and seek forgiveness at their hands, and may we freely forgive all who have wronged us.

Today, we consider what forgiveness can entail, among ourselves and in our community and nation.

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  • The Travelers, a Sharing Circle focused on spiritual discussion and building deeper connections with each other, meets twice a month in the evenings at members' homes.

    To facilitate the deep listening involved in Sharing Circles, this group is limited to a maximum of 8 members. New Sharing Circles are started periodically.  If you are interested in being in a Sharing Circle, please contact Judy Osborn.

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  • This group meets once per month on Saturday for discussions that deepen spiritual awareness and provide opportunity for supportive fellowship. The format includes readings on a pertinent spiritual topic.

  • Autobiographical Spiritual Odyssey
    Autobiographical Spiritual Odyssey

    BYOT guides participants through case studies, group sharing and introspective exercises aimed at self evaluation of one's beliefs and how they may have evolved over time. The facilitator attempts to provide a safe place for open sharing and exploration while also moving the group through the material for each session. Many UUs find that they want to periodically revisit and may re-enroll in BYOT multiple times as years go by.

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Classes this Sunday


[field_group] - A Visit from Baby
Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:45am to 11:30am
| (Children's Class Session)
Class Leader: Cathey Moffatt-Bush | Childcare: Evilla Dennis, | Childcare: Rolina Anderson
Ages 0-5
During this class we will work towards a positive experience in the classroom as a welcoming and safe place, with caring and friendly people and to feel a growing sense of belonging and identity with the Unitarian Universalist church. The purpose of this class is to identify ways the feel loved and lovable, to learn about child dedication and naming ceremonies in Unitarian Universalist congregations and to celebrate love and babies in all kinds of families. Book: More, More, More Said the Baby by V. B. Williams

[field_group] - Dangerous Lesson- Michael Servetus
Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:45am to 11:30am
| (Children's Class Session)
Class Leader: Barbara Clark, Class Leader: Evilla Dennis
Spirit Play Class (Grades 1-4)
It is often dangerous for people who are different or who have different ideas. Long ago when kings and emperors led their countries, the people were required to go to the king's church. It didn’t matter what the people believed. The church leaders did not like it when people had different ideas, and they often put people in jail for disagreeing.  Michael Servetus wanted others to hear his ideas about God. But the leaders of the church, supported by the king, branded him a heretic and wanted him dead so that his ideas would not spread. Michael Servetus’ ideas did not die, and they spread all the way to our denomination and our church.  This is the story of how Unitarianism began.  

[field_group] - Mardi Gras
Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:45am to 11:30am
| (Children's Class Session)
Class Leader: Jackie Triplett, Class Leader: Katy Boyd
Truth Seekers Class (Gr 5-8)
Unitarian Universalists believe that Jesus was a loving teacher who helped people understand each other.  We'll hear a story about Jesus, talk about Lent, and celebrate Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday. 

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Details for Worship Service
Please look this list over to see if you are helping with this week's worship service. If your name is missing or you are listed by error, please contact board@uufsm.org ASAP.

Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday
(Worship Service)
Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Service Leader: James Gibbons Walker
Musicians: Randall Richie
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