Friday, February 13, 2009

February Services

February 1 Hold On to Your Hats: All of Unitarian Universalist History in Just Under Two Thousand Words – “Our uncle asks about the new-fangled questionable religion we’ve stumbled into—he’s never heard of it before—and it sounds a little sketchy to him. The guy across the hall thinks we’ve joined a cult that someone dreamt up ten minutes ago. The mom of our child’s friend wants to be supportive—or maybe just tolerant—but not supportive enough to recognize a religion that has no grounding in history—that’s her impression, anyway.” Well, Rev. Jane Rzepka of the Church of the Larger Fellowship answers back with her distillation of our history into about one word per year! Lay Service

February 15 From So Simple a Beginning Two hundred years after his birth, Charles Darwin remains a controversial figure, especially among people of faith. However, evolution is a fact and Darwin’s theory concerning its mechanism remains a milestone in our modern scientific understanding of the world in which we live. Having articulated his theory of natural selection, Darwin himself marveled that, “from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved.” Rev. Stefan M. Jonasson

Services begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Arborg Unitarian Church, Ingolfs Street at River Road, followed by light refreshments. Everyone welcome!