Rick Spradlin on “What My Study of Disabilities Has Taught Me”

The full title of Rick Spradlin’s talk is “What My Study of Disabilities Has Taught Me So Far: 30 Years as a Special Education Teacher.” Rick teaches special education at Johnson Elementary here in Muscogee County, and he’s a frequent speaker at our Sunday services.

Rick Spradlin

Rick grew up in Talladega, Ala. He earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., and a master’s degree in education from Columbus State University. He’s been a member of our Fellowship since 2002, and he’s a longtime student of comparative religion.

Our Sunday services include music, meditation and affirmations of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Join us for coffee and conversation before the service. This Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, we have a hot-dish lunch after the services. Visitors are welcome and need only bring an appetite.

Here’s a rundown of all this Sunday’s activities:

  • 9:30 a.m. until noon. Childcare is available at no charge.
  • 9:30 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, which includes a talk by a guest speaker or member of our Fellowship.
  • 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. Hot-dish lunch. Visitors are welcome. (Looking for a progressive religious community? Our first-Sunday lunch is a great opportunity to get to know us.)