Sunday Worship, June 2, 2013 at 10:30am
RE Sunday: “Come Sing a Song with Me”
Bart Frost, Director of Religious Education
Come and experience part of the rituals that the children and youth of First UU take part in every Sunday. Help us honor their milestones and thank the volunteer teachers for the generous sharing of their time and skills. Both learning and teaching require us to walk together as an intentional multigenerational community.
First Sunday's Special Collection: on the first Sunday of every month, we dedicate the offering to an important cause or organization. This Sunday the chosen recipient is Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), a statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.
Sunday Worship, June 9, 2013 at 10:30am
"We Begin Again in Love"
The Rev. Kenneth Hurto
We will be welcoming the Reverend Kenneth Hurto, Lead Executive for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association, to our pulpit for a service on healing and reconciliation. Rev. Kenn has served Unitarian Universalist ministries for 40 years in a variety of settings: congregations in Indiana and Iowa, northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, in New Zealand and Australia — and most recently in Fort Myers, Florida.
Widely sought out for his work with systems theory and congregational leadership, Kenn has served as one of seven Congregational Life Consultants since 2006. He leads the field staff who provide organizational development and leadership training for the 216 congregations that make up the Florida, Mid-South, Southeast, and Southwestern Districts.
Sunday Worship, June 16, 2013 at 10:30am
Father's Day Service
Lay Leader: Mary Jo Day
Long-time First UU member Mary Jo Day will share with us her reflections on Father's Day.
Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Lay Leader: Mary Erickson
Come join us on the longest day of the year as we celebrate this time of brightness, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. Midsummer Day also marks the beginning of the waning half of the year, as the days will grow shorter, and the nights grow longer with the approach of winter. It is a time to be joyful for the summer, but also mindful of the coming darkness. We will contemplate the cycles of the seasons, and the cycles of our lives in walking the Labyrinth.
Sunday Worship, June 23, 2013 at 10:30am
Readers' Theater: "The True
Story Stories of Marie Laveaux"
Performed by members of the Worship Team
In this play, written by our Music Director, Betsy McGovern, we learn about Marie Laveaux, The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Was she really a powerful witch? Was she an evil devil worshipper like the newspapers reported? Was she only following traditional West African religion? Was she a community activist bringing justice and medical care to the poor in her community? Join us as we explore the many aspects of this famous (or infamous?) woman.
Sunday Worship, June 30, 2013 at 10:30am
"A Brief History of Our Denomination & Why It Matters"
Lay Leader: Laurence Roberts
This summer we will be delivering a series of sermons on the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, all of which were written by the Rev. Audette Fulbright. First in the series is a brief overview of our history and how it relates to the seven principles.