Sympathy For The Devil
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Sympathy For The Devil

Mel will surmise and theorize and postulate on the effects of the various temptations encountered on our Journey thru life, and the understanding and compassion those who cannot resist, in some instances, may deserve.

Presenter: Mel Williams

Service Leader: Trish Hardy

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Religious Pilgrimage
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Religious Pilgrimage

Spiritual seekers often physically travel to a special place to gain insight into themselves and others. Christians and Jews go to the Holy Land. Muslims go to on the Hajj to Mecca. Hindu's travel to the sacred waters of the Ganges River. Where are our sacred spaces? How do we journey towards them?

Presenter: Rev Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Jane Merrill

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Shared Ministry is a Shared Trust
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Shared Ministry is a Shared Trust

Unitarian Universalists tend to resist authoritarian leadership. Blind trust in a messiah or his representative is not the goal of our movement. We try to build consensus and proceed in an egalitarian manner. Being a UU minister is NOT like herding cats. It is like herding sheepdogs who are also trying to herd. How do we transform that passion and energy into effective action.

Presenter: Rev Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Carole McCracken

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Trusting Our Dreams
Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

Trusting Our Dreams

It is good to plan. It is good to try to avoid the many pitfalls along the path to ones dreams. But planning for every potential problem can cause a paralysis of analysis. Sometimes one has to step toward ones goal in order to see it more clearly. Sometimes we act now trusting we can adjust our dreams as new realities emerge.

Presenter: Rev Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Ann Sorocki

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Dr. King and Intersectionality
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

Dr. King and Intersectionality

Baynard Bayard Rustin was a major adviser to Martin Luther King. He was kept in the back ground because it was felt that his homosexuality would damage the movement. Modern justice movement recognize that all marginalized people need to work together and openly support one another. What coalitions are possible in New Bern

Presenter: Rev Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Nina Powell

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The Mystery Of Christmas
Dec
23
10:30 AM10:30

The Mystery Of Christmas

The Bible tells two stories of Christmas.  Matthew has Jesus born in a house with Magi visiting with gifts.  Luke has him born in a manger visited by lowly shepherds.  What other stories are there of Jesus birth?  Are any of them historical?  What truths are they trying to convey?

Presenter: Rev. Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Rebecca Shelby

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The Riddle of Life
Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

The Riddle of Life

What is the meaning of Life?  What is the meaning of death?  Some questions are not subject to scientific inquiry.  Believers say that God works in mysterious ways. So, how do we live without answers?

Presenter: Rev. Charlie Davis

Service Leader: David McCracken

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The Simplicity of the Mystery of Divinity and Humanity
Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

The Simplicity of the Mystery of Divinity and Humanity

For thousands of years humans have corrupted religion to be about greed and power with countries literally starving one another to prove their superiority, but Creation and “Christmas” are really to demonstrate the necessity of the care and feeding of one another. Let’s uncomplicate the mystery and see that it’s around an ordinary table that we should sit together with awe and wonder, tasting the goodness of the Lord and appreciating our own God-likeness as we develop a better understanding of what it means to have faith.

Presenter: Rev. Laura Johnson

Service Leader: Trish Hardy.

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 Remembering The War That Did Not End All Wars
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

 Remembering The War That Did Not End All Wars

We welcome our new minister Rev. Charlie Davis. This Veteran’s Day is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Since then the USA has been in WW II, The Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold War, the War on Terrorism and more.  Rev. Charlie will presents Remembering The War That Did Not End All Wars, and will explore how to honor the war dead and how do we prevent more? 

Presenter: Rev. Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Mike Sagaser

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A Place to Gather and Dream.
Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

A Place to Gather and Dream.

Come and hear our ministerial candidate.  Gail and Charlie Davis will songs and stories about the blessings of Unitarian Universalism. Our tradition affirms that all people should be loved. We may debate about whether the source of love is human or divine but we agree that love should be shared. Each Sunday we gather and dream about a world that could be. Hopefully, this inspires us to spend the rest of the week turning our dreams into action.  The New Bern congregation has many gifts it can share with the community. Vision is the first step. 

Presenter" Rev. Charlie Davis

Service Leader: Bethanne Jacobson

Visit Rev. Charlie's Visit excellent website at http://www.uuministry.com/danielcharlesdavis/ 

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ding for Now and in the Future
Sep
2
10:30 AM10:30

ding for Now and in the Future

The Expansion Committee’s hopes and dreams for our future as they seek support for our growth. A congregational meeting and vote will occur after the service in order to request authorization to move forward.

Presenter: Mel Williams, Gay Todd

Service Leader: Jake Jacobson

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