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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

Sunday Service and Religious Education, July 13

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SERMON
“Love Reaches Outward”
Rev. Jeanne Pupke
Members of our congregation reflect upon their learnings and passions and Providence.

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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 am Service

Pre-K: How Does God Listen.  This story is about prayer as a broad concept and that as U.U.s, we have many different ideas about the mystery that some call God and not everyone has to believe the same thing.

Grades 1-6: The Gift of Invitation. This lesson highlights the intangible gift of inviting others through a story about the Jewish custom of welcoming the prophet Elijah to the Passover Seder.

All middle school and high school students are welcome to attend service with the congregation at John B. Cary. 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 16

 

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“Living with Ministry”

Rev. Jeanne Pupke

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

Leaders and Facilitators Meeting on Saturday

 

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The monthly Leaders and Facilitators meeting will be held on Saturday at Garrett House, located behind the First U.U. Church at 9 a.m. Make sure to send a representative from your group!

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, Jul 24
    7:00 pm
    Zen Mediation

  • Sunday, Jul 27
    10:00 am
    Service, Nursery & Pre-K

  • 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