Past Topics and Services at KUUF
2018 Topics and Services
August 12, 2018 - Faith, Hope, and Love: Without love who are we? Rev. Greg Dubow
Rev. Dubow led us in an exploration of how faith, hope, and ultimately love guides and shapes our lives.
July 8, 2018 - A Path to Peace Rev. Amy Kindred
It's been said that peace in the world cannot occur until people find peace within and while in relationship with others. From Don Miguel Ruiz book "The Four Agreements" we explored how to foster more peaceful encounters with strangers, friends, co-workers and family members.
The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
June 10, 2018 - My UU Story
Conversion by Poetry. How a sermon on Robert Frost changed my idea of religion and guided me onto the UU path.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN - BY ROBERT FROST
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Topics and Services from Years Past
Flower Communion Sunday Service
Join us on the 4th Sunday in May at 1:30 at the Kapaun Chapel on Vogelweh for a very special Flower Communion service. Each person should bring one flower. It can be a flower from your garden - the lilacs are lovely, and I'm seeing some roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, day lilies, marigolds, button flowers, and perhaps even some lingering tulips. Or bring one from a nearby pasture or roadside - dandelions, raps, buttercups, cornflowers, and columbine are especially prolific this week in the roadsides, though you'll want to pick them fresh Sunday morning as they don't keep overnight very well. Bringing a flower with you is an important part of the service (and if you don't have a garden or roadside, you may just be able to find a flower to bring - right outside the church doorstep!). We look forward to having you join us in this Flower Communion.
Water Ingathering service.
This is the first service of the year - a special service where we each reflect and share about water that was part of our summer experiences, and pour a bit into our common bowl. We bring ourselves and our summer experiences back together, mixing and melding as does the water in the bowl. Then we take the water out to share with the thirsty trees, returning it to be part of the water cycle. After the service, we will meet in the Annex for coffee and snacks and more fellowship.
October - Unpacking Our Invisible Backpack - Discussion
In 1988 Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack that talks about the invisible knapsack that we all carry with us - http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html . She explains that we have "an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which [we were] "meant" to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks."
I am intrigued with the idea that the tools and filters and paraphernalia in our backpacks affect almost every social interaction. I am not at all convinced that it is only about white male privilege, but I think this makes for a fascinating discussion topic. Below are some other links for your consideration.
November - Food for Thought - Thoughts for Food - Discussion
Join us this Sunday to explore the topic of Food. It's something we all enjoy - but often without thinking much about it - what's in it, where does it come from, what's good for us, where does it go when we don't want it any more? Some members of our group have decided to eat quite differently now than they did several years ago, and they will share their discoveries in their food journeys. Others of us have made smaller decisions, and will share that information as well. You probably also have information to share about eating - certainly it's something we all do! Come prepared to share your thoughts and information, and to think about food in some new ways. We'll have coffee and tea, and snacks to share are always welcome.
Our 4th Sunday Service in November will be a Healthy, GREEN Sustainable What? - KUUF GREEN Sustainable Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
We welcome your own blessing, but also have a few that you can read. Please come prepared to briefly share something that you are thankful for in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
We'll be having several discussion items about food, sustainability, hunger - what causes it?, what can we do about it?, what is a vegan? a vegetarian? an omnivore? food waste...and, of course, GREAT food to eat TOGETHER!!!
If you have questions or want to help, please contact Brenda. But please, please - COME, join us to give THANKS!
We have created this sign-up so we can all see what's coming and accommodate any gaps (can't have ALL desserts, after all). For more guidelines and recipe ideas, check out our Real Food page at http://kuuf.weebly.com/real-food.html