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Sunday Service and Religious Education, July 27

 

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SERMON

“More than the God of Good Behavior”

Rev. Jeanne Pupke

There are times when focus on Christian Salvation seems so pervasive among followers that it is hard to imagine another understanding of Jesus. But there is one.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Nursery is open 9:45-11:15 a.m. to serve those three years old and under. Please label your child’s belongings. Children will be engaged in age-appropriate play, and a snack of Cheerios will be offered. If you have any allergy concerns, please provide your own snack.

Pre-K: Pooh’s Friends. This story is adapted from “The Tao of Pooh” and shows Pooh teaching his friends the important value of being yourself and being happy with yourself just as you are.

Grades 1-6: The Gift of Kindness. The intangible gift of kindness will be the focus of this lesson. The class will demonstrate examples of showing kindness as a way of living UU Principles. The Golden Rule will be introduced and opportunities for students to use it in everyday life will be discussed

All middle school and high school students are welcome to attend service with the congregation at John B. Cary Elementary School. If any are interested in volunteering in Religious Education during the summer, please contact Rhonda Wingfield: rhonda.hodder@yahoo.com (Hours worked can be applied toward community service credits).

Vespers, July 30

 

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“Unpacking Our Hopes”

Rev. Jeanne Pupke

Come and join us for an informal, reflective connection on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 p.m.

Condolences to Unitarian Church of Norfolk

 

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On Sunday, Rev. Jeanne Pupke informed the First U.U. Richmond congregation about the passing of Unitarian Church of Norfolk minister, Rev. Jennifer Slade, who committed suicide last week.

Several congregations in the Central Virginia area have been pitching in to help the church maintain functionality. In “Finding inspiration in the shock of tragedy,” the latest posting to The UU Way, we offer some perspective on Rev. Slade’s life and contributions, and drawing inspiration from her achievements.

Teaching Adult RE Classes

 

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Calling Adult RE Instructors for Fall/Winter 2014! If you would like to teach a class in Adult Religious Education, please send your proposal to Rhonda Wingfield no later than Sunday, Aug. 3: Rhonda@richmonduu.org,

Classes begin in October, and must be pertinent to the mission and vision statement of First U.U. Be sure to include the number of class sessions desired.

First U.U. Website

 

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You may have noticed a new look to our website, http://www.richmonduu.org.

This is not the new, fully redesigned website – rather, it is a transitional site.

Our web address remains the same, and we are steadily progressing toward our newly designed website. Look for updates in First News Weekly and on Facebook. If you have questions or concerns, please email: communications@richmonduu.org.

Sunday Service and Religious Education, July 20

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SERMON
“The Good Death”
(Auction Sermon sponsored by Kathleen VanPaasschen)
Rev. Jeanne Pupke

Dying well does not just happen. We’ll consider what it means to die well, how it can happen and how it can be chosen.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The Nursery is open 9:45-11:15 a.m. to serve those three years old and under. Please label your child’s belongings. Children will be engaged in age-appropriate play, and a snack of Cheerios will be offered. If you have any allergy concerns, please provide your own snack.

10:00 a.m. Service
Pre-K: Pooh’s Friends. Adapted from “The Tao of Pooh,” this story shows Pooh teaching his friends the important value of being yourself and being happy with yourself, just as you are.

Grades 1-6: The Gift of Forgiveness. The children will explore the challenges of receiving and giving forgivenes through role-play about resolving conflicts.  Students will reflect on a story about how forgiveness can bring peace between friends and helps them accomplish their goals together.

All middle school and high school students are welcome to attend service with the congregation in the John B. Cary gymnatorium. If any are interested in volunteering in Religious Education during the summer, please contact Rhonda Wingfield: rhonda.hodder@yahoo.com (hours worked can be applied toward community service credits).

 

Vespers, July 23

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Come and join us for an informal, reflective connection on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 p.m.

First U.U. Member no longer in ICU

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Jeanette Tipling is now in the care of a private facility. Her family asks that cards be mailed to her home address so they can take them to her directly. Her address is: 14004 Walnut Creek, Midlothian, VA 23112.

A Great Goodbye!

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We are saying goodbye to Pat Owen and Chris Arnold as they get ready to depart Richmond and head to Annapolis, Maryland, where Pat will be completing an internship with the congregation there. But before she leaves, she will preach her last sermon with us at First U.U. on August 3.

We will celebrate them both at a “reception tour” of our new building at 7 p.m. on August 15. Make plans to join us.

First U.U. Website

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You may have noticed a new look to our website, http://www.richmonduu.org.

This is not the new, fully redesigned website – rather, it is a transitional site. Our “old” website had many problems including viruses and compromised security. As part of the redesign process, the information on the old site was moved to a more stable, virus-free site, where it now exists.

Our web address remains the same, and the graphic designer we have hired is working on “cleaning up” the pages of the website (fixing broken links, working on formatting for consistency, etc.)

We are steadily progressing toward our newly designed website. Look for updates in First News Weekly and on Facebook. If you have questions or concerns, please email: communications@richmonduu.org

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Jul 28
    4:00 pm
    LPC Meeting

  • Monday, Jul 28
    7:00 pm
    Writers meeting

  • Wednesday, Jul 30

    UU Singers Rehearsal

  • Wednesday, Jul 30
    5:30 pm
    Vespers

  • Thursday, Jul 31
    7:00 pm
    Zen Mediation

  • Sunday, Aug 3
    10:00 am
    Service, Nursery & Pre-K

  • Sunday, Aug 3
    11:00 am
    Small Group Sign-Ups

  • Monday, Aug 4
    6:00 pm
    Leadership Development Committee

  • Wednesday, Aug 6
    5:30 pm
    Vespers