Sunday, Feb. 4 – 9 and 11 a.m.
Prayers, Songs and Silence – Rev. Bryan Jessup
This service will focus on centering ourselves – the resting and renewing of our spirits in our own unique ways. This is essential for all of us if we hope to stay grounded and empowered to embody the love we feel.
Sunday, Feb. 11 – 9 and 11 a.m.
The Equal Rights Amendment: Securing the Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Woman – Wendy Rowan
In 1977 and 1983 the Unitarian Universalist Association approved resolutions in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution and urged UU communities to work for ratification and implementation of the ERA. Designed to guarantee that “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” the ERA was introduced in 1923.
In 1972 the ERA was passed by Congress but has yet to be ratified by legislatures in three-fourths (38) of the 50 states. Given our current challenging political times, there is a new call to secure the ERA. American women have not yet fully achieved equality under the law even though the principles of “liberty and justice for all” are fundamental to our nation. This service will reflect upon the perseverance exhibited, and required, to secure equality for women.
Sunday, Feb. 18 – 9 and 11 a.m.
Feet of Clay – Rev. Bryan Jessup
This sermon will be about our longing for heroes in a reality that is full of mortal people, human foibles and a lot of shadow to go along with the light. It will also honor George, Abe and other heroes and heroines.
The 11 a.m. service will be followed by a brunch and a presentation from Chris and Tia Peters on why the statue of William McKinley and the plaque on the Jacoby Street Storehouse in Arcata should be removed.
Sunday, Feb. 25 – 9 and 11 a.m.
The Twelve Steps as A Path for Everyone Who Wants A Way – Bob Billstrom & Jo Ann Huffman
In this service, we will explore the Twelve Steps as one helpful, flexible structure to guide us on our pilgrimage through life. As they have worked to embody the Principles of Unitarian Universalism many UUs have found solid help in their lives from the Twelve Steps. While the steps may not work for everyone, millions have found them to be a highly effective path, just one more spoke on the wheel of mystery leading to the hub.