Unitarian Universalists are sometimes described as people “who have questions for your answers.” Rick Spradlin will expand on that idea in a talk titled “The Sacred Question.”
Spradlin, a longtime educator, also is vice president of education for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbus. He’s been a member of our Fellowship since 2002. In his talk he’ll point out that ours is a faith without a creed and without dogma. For some people, that’s puzzling. Spradlin explains: “Unitarian Universalism doesn’t hold sacred answers. For us it is the right to question that we hold sacred.”
Spradlin is a Special Education teacher at Johnson Elementary here in Muscogee County. He was born in tiny Brooks, Ga., on the family farm. He grew up in Talladega, Ala. He earned a bachelor’s degree in special education Special Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., and a master’s degree in education from Columbus State Universty.
Spradlin and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, Alia and Kayla, who are both teachers. Karen is an academic coach at Hardaway High School. Together, they raise chickens and grow vegetables in their garden.
Here’s the rest of the schedule for Sunday:
- 9:30 a.m. UU Singers Practice
- 9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week’s topics: excerpts from the NPR program “This I Believe.”
- 10:15 a.m. Join us for coffee and conversation before the service.
- 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. In this week’s speaker is Rick Spradlin (above).