Sunday, June 4, 11:00 a.m. — Deep Listening — Laura Phelan-Shahin and Margaret Emerson
Deep, compassionate listening is essential to peaceful relationships. The purpose of deep listening is to hear another person on a factual and emotional level and to hold the speaker in compassion and respect so the speaker knows they have been heard.
Laura, a group therapist, and Margy, a small-group leader and teacher, will talk about their experiences with deep listening. With their help, the congregation will compose guidelines for deep listening during small-group Sundays in order to make these conversations as meaningful and rewarding as possible.
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. — Our Universalist Roots and Branches – Rev. Kalen Fristad
Rev. Kalen Fristad’s sermon will expand upon his sermon, “Universalism: Past, Present and Powerful,” which he preached here last year. He will focus on the early spread of Universalism in England and the American colonies and the subsequent spread of Universalism up to the present time. Over the past 20 years, Rev. Fristad has spoken across the country at more than 370 churches, including more than 250 UU churches. He counters the teaching that many people will suffer for eternity in hell, and instead proclaims the hopeful message of Universalism, which is broader than merely a Christian concept. He has been a United Methodist minister from Iowa for more than 40 years, and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. He retired from parish ministry in 2013 but continues to travel the country speaking on Universalism.
Sunday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. — Honoring Fathers — Tom Lewis
Several of the Fellowship’s fathers and grandfathers will tell their personal stories of taking on the world’s hardest job. They’ll talk about what it’s like to raise children intentionally to become kind, responsible, unique beings in a challenging and changing world.
Sunday, June 25 – 8:00 a.m. — Streaming the General Assembly
Join Unitarian Universalists from around the country and beyond. The annual General Assembly of Unitarian Universalists in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will culminate in a worship service featuring beautiful music, the General Assembly Choir, and a moving sermon by the Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI. Due to the time difference, this service will be streamed at 8:00 a.m. our time. Information on the link will be posted on the HUUF website – HUUF.org – when it becomes available.