Rick Spradlin: “The Hopeful Yearning of December”

Rick Spradlin, our lay leader, is a special education teacher and a lifelong student of comparative religion, ethics and philosophy. He’ll present a unique UU perspective on the coming holidays.

Rick Spradlin

This Sunday’s service will be followed by a very brief meeting of the membership. It’s also the first Sunday of the month, so we’ll also have a hot-dish lunch after the service. Lunch will still start about noon, and visitors are always welcome. It’s a great way to get to know us.

Rick Spradlin’s talks approach faith and spirituality in a way that includes non-traditional seekers, including atheists, agnostics, humanists and others. If you’re looking for a safe and welcoming place to develop create own theology, based on the worth and dignity of all people, our Fellowship might be just the place.

Our hour-long Sunday services begin at 10:45 a.m., but join us for coffee, refreshments and conversation at 10:15 a.m. Services typically are centered on a talk—either by a member of our Fellowship or by a guest speaker. Services also include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to add your own thoughts. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) don’t share a creed. Rather, we support each other in our own free and responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, dogma is less important than treating our fellow human beings with respect.

So join us. And this Sunday, stay for lunch.

Here’s the rest of the Sunday schedule.

  • 9:15 a.m. to noon. Free childcare available.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week we’ll look at religion’s relationship with partisan politics.
  • 9:15 a.m. Children’s religious education. This week’s topic: “We are loved, flaws and all.” Kids in our program learn about many of the world’s great religions and about respecting each other and the planet.
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. The Sunday service.