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February Worship Services

Sunday,  February 5

A Toe in the Water: Black Pioneering Ministers Rev. Bill Zelazny

In the early part of the 20th century two black ministers worked to establish Unitarian congregations. Unfortunately, there was limited support from the American Unitarian Association for their endeavors, but they labored on to fulfill their dream. In honor of Black History Month, Bill will look at this part of UU history and explore possible reasons why liberal white congregations have a difficult time attracting people of color.

Sunday, February 12

There's Magic in Recognizing a Kindred Spirit

Rev. Bill Zelazny

In the United States, Valentine Day focuses on romantic love. But in Mexico it is called El Dia del Amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship). Bill thinks this expanded concept of affection is better than just thinking about romantic love on February 14. He will look at the concept of friendship as we enter into the week of heart shape candy boxes and sentimental cards.

Also, after the service we will honor the tradition of chocolate for Valentine’s Day with our first annual Chocolate Decadence Fest in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, February 19

Jefferson’s Bible: A Personally Authentic Religion                         

Rev. Bill Zelazny

Thomas Jefferson believed that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world has ever seen, but he was convinced that the authentic words of Jesus had been contaminated and muddled by early Christians. In 1819, using a razor and glue he created “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth”, known today as the Jefferson Bible.   On this President’s Day Sunday, Bill will look at Jefferson’s creation and reflect on what it might mean for modern religious seekers.

Sunday, February 26

The Nature of Money

Rev. Bill Zelazny

Barb Nowicki and Mary Alice Smith will join Bill as we launch our 2017 Stewardship campaign with a discussion about what does money mean and having a theology of money. We will also find out what some of our youth and parents who have children in our religious education program think about how Channing Memorial Church and Unitarian Universalist affects their lives. Don’t be afraid to come because we are talking about money and stewardship – it will be a very interesting service.




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