Upcoming Sunday Services

Services for October, 2017

Monthly Theme: Courage

October 1

The Courage to Forgive
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Andy Cameron
Handbells will perform

To forgive is to let go.  Overcoming our fear of letting go takes courage.  To move on requires us to let go of an emotion that no longer serves us.  That can be very scary, because it alters the power of the thing that caused us harm.  We must fill that vacuum with something else, which puts the onus on us.

October 8

Our Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Adam Armstrong

Beloved Community is a dream that calls us to celebrate rather than fear the rich diversity and cultural differences that inform our world.  We have a choice to view the world in stark black and white, or to open our lens to the amazing technicolor world around us.

October 15

The Courage to be Nonviolent
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Bill Johnson-Miles
Adult Choir will perform

In the face of violent extremism, perhaps the most courageous thing to do is to respond with nonviolence.  This is not passive acquiescence, but forceful resistance with the power to change hearts and minds.  Ultimately, it is the only thing that will have a lasting effect.

October 22

UU White Supremacy Teach-in, Part 2
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Miriam Liss

Finally, the nation is having a real conversation about white supremacy.  It’s nice to hear people decry the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen who marched on Charlottesville.  But if we stop there, we haven’t changed a thing.  What about the policies and systemic biases of white supremacy that pervade our institutions?  They are the real monuments that we need to dismantle.  Join hundreds of other UU churches who will set aside their regular programming to learn more about how white supremacy touches our every day lives and keeps us from realizing Beloved Community.

October 29

Standing Up in the Face of Adversity
Rev. Joshua Cole
Worship Associate: Susan Kosior
UUth Choir will perform

Rev. Joshua Cole is an Assistant Pastor at the Union bell Baptist Church in Southern Stafford.  A Fredericksburg native, Josh is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at New York Theological Seminary.