Unitarian Universalism and Social Justice
Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

Unitarian Universalism and Social Justice

Rev. Snavely is facilitating a series of Saturday morning sessions re Unitarian Universalist history and polity.  Each session stands on its own, so anyone can attend one, all or some of the sessions, whatever fits your schedule.

This session: Unitarian Universalism and social justice

Universalist History & Polity
Aug
26
10:00 am10:00

Universalist History & Polity

Rev. Snavely is facilitating a series of Saturday morning sessions re Unitarian Universalist history and polity.  Each session stands on its own, so anyone can attend one, all or some of the sessions, whatever fits your schedule.

This session: The black empowerment tragedy


Special Collection for support Old North State Medical Society
Jul
23
10:30 pm22:30

Special Collection for support Old North State Medical Society

A special collection will take place today in support of Old North State Medical Society's Free Over-The-Counter Medicine Give-away.  ONSMS will be providing pain relief meds, first aid, vitamins, children's meds, etc to needy people.  The give-away event will take place August 12th, 9AM to 2PM, at the Stanley White Recreation Center, . 

An Ethic of Self-Defense
Jul
23
10:30 am10:30

An Ethic of Self-Defense

Rev. Cynthia Snavely

In struggling to create an ethic of self-defense, are there options other than responding to violence with violence, which do not lead to martyrdom? 

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity

Rev. Snavely is facilitating a series of Saturday morning sessions re Unitarian Universalist history and polity.  Each session stands on its own, so anyone can attend one, all or some of the sessions, whatever fits your schedule.

This session: the roots of UU spirituality in transcendentalism.  

Freedom of Choice – How Many Scoops?
Jul
16
10:30 am10:30

Freedom of Choice – How Many Scoops?

This Sunday we celebrate National Ice Cream Month, with a look at our freedom to choose, and how the choices we make either alter our course, or help us along the road we already are traveling on. And how much fun we can have along the way!

Presented by: Mel Williams

Integrity
Jul
9
10:30 am10:30

Integrity

Reverend Cynthia Snavely

To live with integrity is to live whole and undivided not compromising one's principles out of convenience or for some perceived gain. 

 

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity

Rev. Snavely is facilitating a series of Saturday morning sessions re Unitarian Universalist history and polity.  Each session stands on its own, so anyone can attend one, all or some of the sessions, whatever fits your schedule.

This session: an expanding Universalism: Hosea Ballou’s "A Treatise on the Atonement" and Rev. Kenneth Patton & the Charles Street Meeting House.  

Loyalist or Patriot
Jul
2
10:30 am10:30

Loyalist or Patriot

After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, people had to choose: sign loyalty to the British, or rebel cause. Question is: what would you do?

Presented by John R Jacobson

UU-101
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

UU-101

A broad overview session aimed at those considering membership.  Anyone is welcome to attend, and having a few longer time members to share their experiences with the fellowship with those considering membership is helpful.  Membership chair, Carol Hunter will be registering people for this session. 

 

The Challenge of Clean Water on The Planet
Jun
18
10:30 am10:30

The Challenge of Clean Water on The Planet

As we consider the father's role in life, award winning author, speaker, and philanthropic activist Garret Biss will discuss an issue impacting our children's lives, now and foreseeably into their future.........access to Clean Water

 

What Are People For?
Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

What Are People For?

Rev. Rob Debs: Unitarian Universalist congregations are not dedicated to a particular sacred text, or to a particular creed or mystical experience, what are Unitarian Universalist congregations for?

Rev. Rod Debs is pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, NC, where he is also a member of the Greenville Human Relations Council.  Rev. Debs is active with the Interfaith Alliance of East Carolina, the Church's Outreach Network, Amexcan, and the Farm and Food Council of Pitt County.

Rev. Debs has shared ministry in Unitarian Universalist congregations for 27 years in Texas, Iowa, and Florida.  He and his spouse, Jeannette have hosted 15 international exchange students.  Their daughter Katrina is in training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and resides in Paonia, CO.  As for his home garden, at last count Rev. Debs has 56 tomato plants among other vegetables growing in his yard.

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Unitarian Universalist History & Polity

Rev. Snavely is facilitating a series of Saturday morning sessions re Unitarian Universalist history and polity.  Each session stands on its own, so anyone can attend one, all or some of the sessions, whatever fits your schedule.

This session: three historical Unitarian sermons: William Ellery Channing’s Baltimore sermon "Unitarian Christianity," Ralph Waldo Emerson "Divinity School Address." and Theodore Parker’s "The Transient and Permanent in Christianity."

Healing Memories
May
28
10:30 am10:30

Healing Memories

Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Good memories may bring us joy even in the midst of sorrow.  And those memories may allow us to feel that, in some way, our dead are still with us. 

Pagan Spring Festivals
May
21
10:30 am10:30

Pagan Spring Festivals

Trish Hardy

May 1st: Bona Dea; May 9th: Guthroth`s Day, Feast of the Larvae; May 21st: Vediovis; May 26th: Einherjar Day; May 27th: Frigga Blot

How Children Change Our Lives
May
14
10:30 am10:30

How Children Change Our Lives

Rev. Cynthia Snavely

To see the world through the eyes of a child enables us to see much that we would otherwise miss or disregard.  The moon, a spider web, a bouncy ball, a water-filled hole in the sidewalk may all be miracles in the eyes of a child, and that may help us realize that they are miracles to us too.

New Americans
Apr
23
10:30 am10:30

New Americans

Fred Pittenger discusses a few facts and feelings re New Americans, those entrepreneurial spirits who, like all our forebears, have migrated into our communities, adding their cultural diversity to the human melting pot that really IS "the good 'ole USA."

A Good Ending, Living Well, Dying Well
Apr
8
9:30 am09:30

A Good Ending, Living Well, Dying Well

The public is invited to ”A Good Ending, Living Well, Dying Well,” on Saturday April 8, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of New Bern, 308 Meadows Street, New Bern, NC.  Those attending will hear speakers on hospice care, on choices in dying, on funeral and memorial options and find materials helpful in making good decisions for the end of life.   A light lunch will be provided and registration for the free public-service seminar can be made at minister@uufnb.org or by calling 636-5111 and leaving name, contact information and number attending.

Reverence for Life
Mar
26
10:30 am10:30

Reverence for Life

 Rev. Cynthia Snavely

“Lost in thought, I sat on deck of the barge, struggling to find the elementary and universal concept of the ethical that I had not discovered in any philosophy…. Late on the third day, at the very moment when, at sunset, we were making our way through a herd of hippopotamuses, there flashed upon my mind, unforeseen and unsought, the phrase : ‘Reverence for Life’…. Now I had found my way to the principle in which affirmation of the world and ethics are joined together!” Albert Schweitzer