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Services for February, 2022

Monthly Theme: Widening the Circle

Is it possible that being on the inside leaves you out of the loop?
What if the margins aren’t narrow?
What if that space of exclusion is also a position of perspective?
What if being shut out allows you to understand the insiders better than they understand themselves?
Why do so many seek the safety of that inner circle anyway?
Don’t we know that the circles not only keep others out but also the air?
What if who we are doesn’t end at the barriers of our own skin?
What if the only true freedom lies in the willingness to fight against that which imprisons
someone else?
And what if these all questions are a matter of life and death?
Or is it a matter of dying to live?
Haven’t all the sages said the solitary self must perish for the larger We to live?
If that is true, then let’s widen the circle until it breaks!
For as long as the circle exists, pieces and parts of ourselves will always lie on the other side
of the line.
Let us stare and struggle, fight and forgive, call in and call out, until “me” and “you” dissolve into “us.”
Is there any other way we can become whole?

~ from Soul Matters 

 

February 6

Accidentally on Purpose
Bill Brooks and Lynda Allen
Worship Associate: Carmela Southers
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

Living an intentional life doesn’t always begin intentionally. Sometimes we stumble upon it or it stumbles upon us. It’s a process that can begin in confusion, but if we are willing to embrace intention, it can be transformative.

 

February 13

Surviving and Thriving
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Karen Kallay
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

It takes more than a global pandemic to knock us down. We are strong because we have each other in the good times and the not so good. Come listen to UUFF stories of resilience and perseverance through thick and thin. Be a part of the continuing adventure as we pledge our resources in pursuit of our vision to be a catalyst for spiritual growth and social justice with service as our guide and love at its core.

 

February 20

Come Dance a Dance with Me
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Kristen Tuxbury
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

Verna Myers wrote that diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. We Unitarian Universalists pride ourselves at being an inclusive and welcoming faith. But who is on the dance floor? And who is standing against the wall? We are called to widen the circle from the margin to the center until the circle dissolves and we are whole.

 

February 27

Foundations of White Supremacist Culture in the United States of America
National Pledge to End Racism Initiative
Worship Associate: Karen Kallay
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

This video, for use in Module 4 of the Living the Pledge to End Racism workshop, provides an overview of the four hundred plus years of White supremacist rule and black resistance in the United States.