Rick Spradlin on “The Light Within”

When facing dark times, it helps to remember we all have a light within. Fellowship member Rick Spradlin will talk about finding that light. This Sunday also is our First Sunday Hot-Dish Lunch—a monthly event. If you’re a visitor, just bring an appetite. It’s a great way to get to know us.

Rick Spradlin delivers a Unitarian Universalist message during our recent dedication of Grace Fellowship Hall.

Rick, who is a special education teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Columbus, was recently named our “lay leader.” In this unique position, he’ll lead services and present talks twice a month. (We’ll have volunteer service leaders and guest speakers on other Sundays.)

Rick has prepared well for this new role. A member of our Fellowship since 2002, he has served as president and vice president for religious education. And he’s a long-time student of comparative religion.

Unitarian Universalism emphasizes supporting each other as each one of us travels our unique spiritual paths. Rick’s talk will illustrate how that works. If you are curious about “UU”—a progressive religious community that values reason, tolerance and freedom—please join us.

Visitors are always welcome, and this Sunday is a great day to drop by. There’s food! Here’s a rundown of all our Sunday activities:

  • 9:30 a.m. until noon. Childcare is available at no charge.
  • 9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This Sunday’s topic is “The History of God, Part One.”
  • 10:00 a.m. UU Singers practice. All voices are welcome. (We also practice Wednesdays at 6 p.m.)
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. The Sunday service, which includes a talk. This week’s speaker is Rick Spradlin. Services also include hymns and other music, meditations, affirmations of UU Principles and opportunities (not requirements!) to share your thoughts.
  • 10:55 a.m.  Children’s Religious Education. Kids join us for the first few minutes of each Sunday service, which includes a children’s story, then that adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.
  • Noon. The First Sunday Hot-Dish Lunch is served.