Upcoming Sunday Services

Services for February, 2017

Monthly Theme: Identity


February 5

Generosity Reveals Your True Identity
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Cameron Hardin
UUth Choir will perform

In The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran wrote “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Knowing who you are and being willing to share opens the door to authentic generosity.  As we begin our annual stewardship drive, we will explore the intersection of our true selves and the communities we care deeply about.

February 12

Claiming the Side of Love
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Andy Cameron
Adult Choir will perform

Love has many faces but one true mission: to be one with the other. In the same way, our identities inform us of how we fit into the whole. Claiming love and letting it work through us is the basis for all faith development, relationship building and justice work. When we allow love to guide us, as the popular hymn teaches, we situate our identities on solid ground.

February 19

Hidden Diversities
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Susan Kosior

We all have our own closets where we think we are safe, but closets are no place to live. Closets are hard conversations about ourselves that we are afraid to have because of the reaction that we expect from others. Bringing one’s real self out into the world carries risks and rewards. Opening closets adds to the rich diversity of our interdependent web of life.

February 26

Grow Into Acceptance
Jim Ginther
Worship Associate: Christi Bayha

Jim’s message will focus on his theological journey to a theology of reconciliation and a belief in the need to be inclusive and open to all communities.  As a white/straight man, he will share his evolution from ignorant privilege to a deep understanding and acceptance of transgender and LGBT people.  Jim is a graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Procter School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  He is a certified candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.  He currently works as a historian and archivist aboard MCB Quantico and serves as a chaplain intern for the VA.