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to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.

April 26, UUSDBA ANNUAL MEETING - at noon, following the service. Read resolution re Name Change    and Draft Minutes of the meeting.  Meeting Agenda.

May 10th - 17th - Ministerial Candidate. Reverend Michelle La Grave will be at UUSDBA.  She will be attending committee meetings, be present at multiple events and give the sermons on May 10th and 17th.  On the 17th the congregation, at a special congregational meeting, will vote on accepting her as the new minister.  Plan to attend.  Read her biography. 


Prior to the 10:30am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"


               

April 5, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic:  "Why societies collapse"

10:30 Service:Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, Easter Sunday—“I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free”

By all accounts, Jesus was remarkably free. His freedom enabled him to do the opposite of what was expected:  He had a wandering ministry tied to no one place; he sat down to eat with tax collectors; he healed on the Sabbath; he asked a Samaritan woman for water; and he overturned the tables of merchants in the Temple.

Audio of Sermon:

Service Leader: Gaia Davies                                                     

April 12, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic:  "Are we getting the real scoop from the media?"
10:30 Service:
Christina Ryter, “Putting an End to Sex Trafficking”
Cristina Ryder is an ESOL teacher who has been working in Thailand to combat the child sex trade. Back in the US for a few weeks, Cristina is addressing groups such as ours to raise awareness about this problem.  

Audio of Sermon

Service Leader: Rita Scheeler                                                      

April 19, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: "The most important date in history"

10:30 Service: Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “The Grace of Gratefulness” 

There are two meanings of grace, one ordinary and the other theological.  In an ordinary context, grace means beauty or charm of form or expression or movement. In a theological context it means unmerited favor, a divine inspiration or divine influence acting in one to make one pure and strong.  Or the condition of a person thus influenced as alluded to in Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne:  “And you want to travel with her and you want to travel blind and you know that you can trust her for she's touched your perfect body with her mind.” Sounds like grace to me.

Audio of Sermon

SHARE THE PLATE with SHOES THAT FIT.

Service Leader:  Chris Ringue   

April 26, 2015 - UUSDBA ANNUAL MEETING - following the service Draft of prior minutes     Meeting agenda

9:15 Discussion Group, Topic: " America's Pro-Israel Policy" 

10:30 Service April 26— Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, “The Faith of the Free”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The equality of all men, not just the men of this new nation, but all men was a heady thing to assert in 1776. The Declaration was not just a Declaration of Independence but a declaration of faith—faith in humanity.

 Service Leader:  Denise Carter       

May 3, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Service: — Ellen Nielsen, Flower Communion

The Flower Communion, created by the Czech Unitarian minister Norbert Capek, is a celebration of renewal.  Dr. Capek died in a Nazi concentration camp during WW II.  Our service will be a recognition of spring and new life, a recognition of our bonds with each other, and a recognition of our legacy from Norbert Capek.

 Service Leader: Judi McCausland 

May 10, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Service: --- Rev. Michelle LaGrave  "And Be Holy"-
What role might the Hebrew scriptures or the Christian Bible play in contemporary Unitarian Universalism?  A metaphorical look...

Service Leader: --Chris Gruner

May 17, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Service: May 17 – Rev. Michelle La Grave "Call Me Beloved”  
Reflections on a week journeying into the heart and spirit of a community.

Service Leader: --Cliff Jackson                                                                       
        Share-the-Plate Offering with Halifax Urban Ministries

                 Alliance Brunch and Congregational Meeting after the Service 

May 24, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Service: — -Rev. Craig C. Roshaven          “Blessed are the Peacemakers”                   

Service Leader: --Chris Ringue 

May 31, 2015

9:15 Discussion Group Topic:

10:30 Service: --Dan Gribbin  “What Constitutes Our Community?”  

Service Leader: --Carolyn West

Past services can be found at:   http://uuormond.org/more/sermons/

 Accreditation 2009 

Designated in 1997