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Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning services are from 11:00 to 12:00 and are customarily followed by a Q & A period. We engage a variety of speakers, each exploring his/her own subject, which may be philosophy, history, local social concerns, education, ethics, comparative religions, and so forth. We try to open our minds to receive truth and inspiration from many points of view.

You are warmly invited to visit our Fellowship House, 875 W. Market Street, Lima, for Sunday morning service and to join the conversation during the social hour after. Alternatively, some services are simultaneously available on-line.

2023        Upcoming Sunday Services

Today is 2023-12-08
Date Title Speaker Description
9/11/22 Ingathering & Water Service Marti Thompson - Kathleen Baril Service Leader We will share a UU tradition, the Water Communion, by bringing water gathered during our summer journeys
9/18/22 Meditation with family Marc Bowker - Anne Edwards Service Leader. Mr. Bowker speaks about developing health issues related to stress as the owner of a local comic shop and turning to meditation for relief.
9/25/22 UUGA Update Marti Thompson - Sue Savinsky Service Leader. Defining Unitarian Universalism in the 21st century
10/2/22 “The Eighth Principle: Living Into Beloved Community.” A Service for All Ages. Learn about the history of this grassroots initiative and concept of Beloved Community as envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King.
10/9/22 Jewish liturgy offers many positive examples of queerness amongst its heroes. Marin Harbur
10/16/22 “Theopoetics.”
10/23/22 Interactive Service
11/6/22 Guest at Your Table Anne Edwards presents this annual service Join us for this year's Guest at Your Table program to learn what UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) partners are doing to address immediate injustices - as well as what they envision for the future. At this extraordinary juncture in history, we think their stories will offer inspiration and guidance on the path toward justice.
11/13/22 No Person is Illegal Marti Thompson, Intern Minister Examining immigration policy. What does it mean to be an "illegal?" Can a person be born a crime? What would a just immigration policy look like?
11/20/22 Land Acknowledgement: The Power of Naming and Claiming Marti Thompson, Intern Minister, You've probably heard a land acknowledgement used at a meeting or gathering at some point in the last couple of years. Let's create one for UUFLima. In the process, let's examine the messages behind place names. Bring your knowledge of Native American tribes of Ohio.
12/4/22 Canons and Clouds of Witness Marti Thompson - Sue Savinksy Service Leader As UUs, we are not used to thinking of ourselves as having a "canon" or set of sacred texts. As UU minister Bill Sinkford recently said, we have an open canon, one without boundaries.
12/11/22 First Annual Solstice Service Thompson - King Families all ages service, kids will help with service. We will be doing the Solstice Ritual Service that Emily Hendrick helped us develop last year.
12/18/22 All ages service/winter service by Marti Thompson Winter holidays of other cultures - How do other cultures celebrate the turning of the year? How does Christmas vary from culture to culture? We explore the commonalities and differences.
12/25/22 Open Church Gathering, Service Leader Carla Thompson Recalling old memories of winter holidays. A relaxing time to visit with one another, sing, and of course, drink coffee! old memories of winter holidays. A relaxing time to visit with one another, sing, and of course, drink coffee!
1/15/23 Call to Selma - Marti Thompson
1/22/23 Intergenerational Service - Gather the Spirit - Kathleen Baril UUA https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/multigenerational/gather
1/29/23 Are We Religious? - Marti Thompson Are Unitarian Universalists religious people? Where are you in your degree of comfort with God language?
2/5/23 Black American History, Struggle, and Why Black Lives Should Matter- Led by Carla Thompson We will take a look at the ways that Unitarian Universalism has both helped and hurt the struggle for black and brown bodies to be recognized as fully human, and where the Association stands on this topics today.
2/12/23 Call to Selma - Led by Marti Thompson examine events that led up to the murders of two Unitarian Universalists - Rev. James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo - who answered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call following Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965.
A Valentine's Day potluck follows the service.
2/19/23 ReconciliationW.H.G. Carter - Led by Marti Thompson UUA https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/adults/river/workshop1/reconciliation
2/26/23 Intergenerational Service led by Anne Edwards Participants learn that stewardship of Earth's water resources is not just critical, but possible. https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/multigenerational/gather
3/5/23 Sisters of the Sun Marti Thompson A look at the contributions of a pioneering group of women astronomers as a kick off for Women's History month.
3/12/23 Sylvia Plath: Reluctant Atheist and Unitarian Holly Norton This presentation will explore how Plath's religious reluctance is shown in her poems.
3/19/23 The Enlightenment: What's the Matter With Reason, Logic, and Science? Marti Thompson Explore the effects of the Age of Enlightenment on Unitarianism, Unitarian Universalism, and our democracy, for good or for ill.
3/26/23 Intergenerational Service - Gather the Spirit Carla and Jacob Participants will focus in this session on the interconnectedness of the web of all existence.
4/2/23 Satire, Religion and Silliness Explore the humor of Monty Python's "LIfe of Brian." Bring your best Python voice, and we're going to hand out scripts and do it Readers' Theater style. Facebook
4/9/23 Music Service Anne This Easter Sunday, join ann and Carla's family in singing and playing your favorite Liberation and Resurrection songs.
4/16/23 God is Female. Really She Is! Carla Thompson This discussion will center the feminine in religious tradition and current spiritual practices.
4/23/23 Gather the Spirit (4) -- Intergenerational Service. Kathleen Join us for the fourth in our water service series. UUA
4/30/23 Children of the Same God: Jews and Muslims in Spain Exploring the historical relationship between Unitarianism, Judaism, and Islam. Marti Thompson
5/7/23 Vigilance Committee - On a Fine Day in May Marti Thompson Come learn about the Unitarian response to the Fugitive Slave Act.
5/14/23 Mother's Day Service Kathleen Baril Join us in a celebration of mothers.  
5/21/23 Pet Blessing and Memorial Marti Thompson Those who have lost pets should feel free to bring photos for a memorial table. Pets that are used to being around other animals are welcome!
5/28/23 No Service
6/4/23 t.b.a.

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