How Medical Writing, Modern Art, and Sigmund Freud Led Me to UUFNB
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

How Medical Writing, Modern Art, and Sigmund Freud Led Me to UUFNB

A brief look about how my career as a health professional and medical writer accidentally intersected with Dr. Sigmund Freud, who like me was brought up in a typically religious Jewish household but considered himself an atheist, and how we ultimately rediscovered spirituality.

Presenter: Joel Tau

Service Leader: Gerry Mackle

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The Language of Love: Across the Universe
Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

The Language of Love: Across the Universe

We humans should broadcast ‘The Language of Love: Across the Universe’, hoping and working together to continue evolving along with the interconnected web. But what are they hearing from us out there these days? Mostly, the negativity of political and racist egoism, greed, and the suppression of life’s possibilities thru misdirected manipulation of religious dogma. Let us continue to send endless words of hope and love.”

Presenter: Mel Williams

Service Leader: Ken Elder

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To Be Called, To Be Blessed
Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

To Be Called, To Be Blessed

Our minister remembers the weight of many hands pressing down upon her head as she was ordained to ministry during a special ceremony of blessings to acknowledge her call. She will reflect on her belief that each of us has a calling and that all of those callings are blessed. 

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Service Leader: Bethanne Jacobson

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Intimacies and Boundaries: The Blessing of Relationships
Jun
10
10:30 AM10:30

Intimacies and Boundaries: The Blessing of Relationships

In the Book of Ecclesiastes in Jewish and Christian scripture we read, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens... a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing... a time to be silent and a time to speak...." Knowing one time from the other is called emotional literacy, and does not always come naturally, but all of us can learn. 

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Service Leader: Patty Toth

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Flower Communion
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Flower Communion

We start off our month with a view through the lens of blessings with the Flower Communion. This UU ritual, first practiced on June 4, 1923 by Norbert Capek, has become a UU Service of Blessing. We bless the flowers with our awareness. We bless each other with our simple message of diversity. We bless and heal each other and the world. This is the beauty of thematic ministry, the new angles which give our rituals life.   PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A FLOWER!

Presenter: Rebecca Shelby

Service Leader: Jean Friend

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Is Creativity Innate or Learned?
May
20
10:30 AM10:30

Is Creativity Innate or Learned?

is creativity part of human nature or is it learned. Local Artist Beth Conley looks at the value of play and how the evolution of man promoted creativity  She will also look at the obstacles to creativity through video and antecdotes.  

Presenter: Beth Conley

Service Leader: Joanne Hill

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World Religions Series: Christianity
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

World Religions Series: Christianity

This series on World Religions is  at the UU Fellowship of New Bern presented by our neighbors who practice the various faiths.  Today: Christianity.

Presenters:
Rev. Dr. Laura Johnsons of Disciples of Christ
Rev. Robert Johnson of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church
Deacon Michael Mahoney, Saint Paul's Catholic Church
Jake Jacobson of UUFNB addressing Eastern Christianity

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The First UU?
Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

The First UU?

After the death of Jesus, the disciples and apostles delivered their own interpretation of the message of Jesus to various corners of the Roman Empire.  In the next 150 years, the emergence of the ever new interpretations both vitalized the spiritual and threatened the hierarchy of control.

Presenter: John Jacobson  

Service Leader: Carole McCracken

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An Emerging Understanding
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

An Emerging Understanding

It takes work to understand what it is like to be of a different race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.  That is why a commitment to our own education can make a difference in how our wider society functions. 

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Service Leader: Deborah Wheeler.

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Finding Life Balance
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Finding Life Balance

They say it is possible to balance an egg on its end at the equinox, but research has shown that with patience it is possible to balance an egg on any day of the year.  We may think we will obtain life balance once we finish school or when the children leave home or when we retire, but life balance, like egg balancing is possible at any time. 

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely

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Emerging Life: An Earth Day Service
Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

Emerging Life: An Earth Day Service

Diego Valeri said: “You who have an eye for miracles regard the bud now appearing on the bare branch of the fragile young tree.  It is a mere dot, a nothing. But already it’s a flower, already a fruit, already it’s own death and resurrection.” 

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Service Leaser: Sam Love

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The Heart of the Matter
Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

The Heart of the Matter

Our ministerial candidate will consider ideas that center his worldview and inspire and guide his efforts in ministry. As a heart transplant recipient he will offer his take on the what, why, and how of the spiritual-intellectual-activist life." 

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Doak Mansfield.  

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 Choosing Life Even in the Face of Death
Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

Choosing Life Even in the Face of Death

A reflection on the Viktor Frankl quote:  “We who lived in concentration camps can remember (those) who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a (person) but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Snavely 

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Moral March On Raleigh
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Moral March On Raleigh

Join fellow travelers and ride the bus from New Bern to Raleigh to show your support for the Moral March.  Two  buses will leave from Armstrong Grocery at 6:30 AM promptly.  Be sure to  dress warmly and bring a lunch.  Pre rally begins at 9:00 AM on the corner of Wilmington and South Streets near Shaw University.  Trams will carry the less ambulatory from bus to gathering, then to the rally.  March begins at 10:00 AM.  Busses will return to Armstrong Grocery around 3:00 PM.

Contact Fred Pittinger 970-216-2630 fredwage@gmail.com for details.  Tickets $25

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An Intentional Faith
Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

An Intentional Faith

Few of us are born and bred Unitarian Universalists, even those of us who have made a choice to stay.  Choosing has been an intentional act on our parts  We continue to make the choice to be Unitarian Universalists each time we come.

Presenter: Rev Cynthia Snavely

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