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 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 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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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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