Sunday, September 6, 2015
Water Communion Sunday The children will be with us for our annual Labor Day/Water Communion ceremony. Members and friends bring water (from the places you’ve traveled to during the summer or simply tap water from home that represents change in your life) and pour it into a common container as you share its significance to you.
Our UU Troubadours will sing at this service and we will have a Beyond-These-Four-Walls presentation on WOW – Women of Worth, which is our offertory-outreach recipient for September.
Note: This is our last one-service Sunday. Next week we go back to our regular schedule of both 9 and 11 a.m. services.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 9 and 11 a.m Service Schedule Resumes
“It Was 40 Years Ago Today”
Yes, it’s the 40th anniversary of Tony’s first Sunday as minister of this church. Our Olympia Brown Choir will sing, Tony will share some reflections on his time with us (including a few details that few know about that early time), and his family will be here from the states of Washington, California, and Nevada.
Since this is the first Sunday of the church year, it is also Opportunity Sunday (where you can learn about the various groups, events, and opportunities OBUUC provides). It is also the return to our 2-service format of 9 and 11 a.m. services.
Please note that this evening is our church’s Annual Dinner (also celebrating Tony’s 40th anniversary and including his family). It will be held at Trattoria di Carlo’s (Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N. Green Bay Rd.) with 5 p.m. cocktails, 5:30 dinner, and 7 p.m. program.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
“T.E.O.: Too Easily Offended”
Sometimes we say things that end up offending someone else. But does the fact that someone feels offended … actually mean we were offensive? Or, could it be that some folks are too thin-skinned? Where do you draw the line?
Our Multigenerational Choir will sing for us at this service.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
“The Problem with Authority”
People are never more likely to follow bad advice than when a person in authority tells them to. What is it about the appearance of authority (a suit, a lab coat, or a confident attitude) that convinces people to do things they would never do on their own? And, perhaps as importantly, what can we do about this unfortunate human tendency?