Rick Spradlin: What is religion really all about?

Rick Spradlin examines religions from a Unitarian Universalist persepective, which is unique.

Rick Spradlin

Rick is a long-time member of our Fellowship and our lay leader. He’s a special education teacher, and a lifelong student philosophy, ethics and comparative religion. Unitarian Universalists draw from most of the world’s major religions and ethical systems. We emphasize helping each other in our own personal searches for truth and meaning. Our members include Christians of many denominations but also Buddhits, Wiccans and others. We don’t mandate following a specific creed. Rather, we focus on behave, actions and how we treat each other and our planet. Our services include a talk—either by a member or a member of the larger community—and some music, meditation and affirmations of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.

The third Sunday of every month we give away the collection plate to an outside organization. This wee it’s the Homeless Resource Network.

Visitors are always welcome at any of our events. Here’s a rundown of this Sunday’s activities.

  • 9:30 a.m. until noon. Free child care is always available on Sunday morning.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education. 
  • 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, this week with Rick Spradlin.
  • 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.