Rev. Tim Barger
Reverand Tim Barger
Covenant in Our Liberal Religion
April 9, 2017

Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning services are from 11:00 to 12:00 and are customarily followed by a Q & A period, then coffee and conversation. We engage a variety of speakers, each exploring his/her own subject, which may be religious philosophy, history, current politics, local social concerns, education, ethical development, comparative religions, and so forth. We try to open our minds to receive truth and inspiration from every possible source.

You are warmly invited to visit our Unitarian Fellowship House, 875 West Market Street, Lima, for Sunday morning service and join the conversation during the social hour later.

2017-2018        Sunday Sermons

Date Title Speaker Description
09/10/17 Water Communion
Starting our new UULima year
Everyone Everyone brings a small portion of water and the story of its significance.   UUA About the Water Communion
A potluck luncheon will follow the service.
09/17/17 What it Means to be a Member Jacob King Jacob will lead a service about all the ways to become involved at the fellowship.
Children's RE service will be held upstairs
09/24/17 LGBT Rev. Sam Byrd Our new minister will deliver his 1st sermon at Lima UU regarding the LGBT community and our involvement with the community in Lima.
10/01/17 Our Faith is a Journey Jacob King and Carla Thompson Service for all Ages. With music, art, story, and play; young, old, and in between can participate and learn from the sermon.
10/08/17 League of Women Voters Candy Newman Candy Newland from the League of Women Voters of the Lima area wil speak about current political issues and the importance of voting.
10/15/17 UU and the United Nations Anne Edwards The story of human rights as supported by the United Nations.
RE upstairs
10/22/17 Day of the Dead Ceremony Dia de Los Muertos ceremony as we honor those who are physically gone but remain with us in spirit.
10/29/17 Loving Kindness Rev. Sam Byrd On the power of kindness and love.
11/05/17 Spirit Making Stronger Through Intent Felix and Paula Sirls music and poetry presentation
RE upstairs
11/12/17 Fort Wayne Road Trip Car pools depart from Lima UU Fellowship ~ 8:15 AM  UU Fort Wayne website
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne
5310 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807
click for road trip details
11/19/17 Guest at Your Table Congregation We will share our blessings and Thanksgiving memories with each other as well as reflecting on those who are less fortunate.
RE upstairs
Thanksgiving feast follows service
11/26/17 God - A Discussion Rev. Sam Byrd
12/03/17 Wayne Bradley Pastor Wayne Bradley from ICAN ministries on ministering to the homeless.
RE upstairs
12/10/17 Caring for the Aging Community Jacob King A program on caring for the aging community. It will include clips from the documentary CARE
12/17/17 The Lights of Hanukkah Rev. Sam Byrd In his discussion of Hanukkah, Rev. Byrd will present the holidays as a time for reflection and searching for common threads of meaning.
RE upstairs
Holiday luncheon follows service
12/24/17 NO Service
12/31/17 New Year's Service Anne Edwards Anne Edwards lead a discussion in which we share our thoughts about where we've been, where we are, and where we're going in the New Year Facebook
01/07/18 Fade to Gray: Seeking Truth in a 'Post-Truth' World Larry Hutchinson Rev. Larry Hutchison will explore the meaning of to seek the truth in love in a post-truth world? Thinkers without final thoughts? Facebook
01/14/18 Salute to Martin Luther King Jacob King
01/21/18 Safety Sunday LeeAnn Shade Crime Prevention Specialist for the Lima Police Department will present relevant information about active shooter prevention and address other safety concerns.
01/28/18 Welcome Home to the UUA Rev. Sam Byrd
02/04/18 The Healing Power of Nature Beth Theisen Beth Theisen, Environmental Education Manager at the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District, will discuss the health benefits of being in nature
02/11/18 Cancelled due to weather. Rev. Richard Venus
02/18/18 Black History for All Ages Carla Thompson and John Bell In this Service for All Ages, Carla and John will discuss the jazz duo of Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson
02/25/18 Rev. Sam Byrd
03/04/18 Life Lessons From an Imperfect Brother Jermaine D. Harper Jermain attended Howard University in Washington D.C. He is working on spiritual, authentic, and realistic ways black men can come closer to the perfected image we all aspire to.
03/11/18 "Stan Kenton" Music Service Paul Reiser
03/18/18 Tree Service Congregation A traditional Lima UU Service, modeled after a Jewish folk festival celebrating the arrival of Spring with emphasis on the flowering of trees, and all the ways they enrich our lives. Connie Hornung will provide music.
03/25/18 Rev. Sam Byrd
04/01/18 Easter Cris Elstro The Book of Matthew
04/8/18 Rev. Richard Venus
04/15/18 Poetry Jacob King
04/22/18 Evolution and Common Misconceptions Donna Daniels How our metaphoric language contributes to doubters' incredulous attitude toward evolution
04/29/18 Rev. Sam Byrd
05/06/18 Blessing of the Pets at Faurot Park This service with be located at Faurot Park and include pets. Refreshments afterwards.
05/13/18 Mothers' Day for All Ages Religious Education Group A Service for All Ages
05/20/18 Flower Communion Congregation The Flower Communion was created by Norbert Capek in 1923. It is a symbolic ceremony which seeks to bind people more closely together. Connie Hornung will provide music.
05/27/18 Gender, Love, and Cosmic Evolution Rev. Sam Byrd Rev. Byrd explores the interrelationship of gender, love, and mysticism

There are not regular Sunday Services over the summer.

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Recent & Upcoming Sunday Services

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