This Sunday, May 26th
9:00 a.m.: “For the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Kansas,” Ben Jones, Equal Justice USA
The Unitarian-Universalist Association has called for the repeal of the death penalty since 1961. Since then, there have been successes but also a number of setbacks in efforts to end the death penalty in the US. During the 1990s, executions and death sentences reached record highs; however, six states in the past six years have repealed the death penalty.
Ben Jones will share why more individuals and states are rejecting the death penalty in recent years, and why Kansas has an opportunity to join this growing trend.
More information about Ben is found on p. 2 of the newsletter.
11:00 a.m. Spiritual Service: “Making It To The Shore”
Rev. Jill Jarvis with Worship Associate Tamara Fairbanks-Ishmael
"The ocean" writes the Persian poet Rumi, "takes care of each wave till it gets to shore." An openness to the unexpected gifts of goodness that abound, and the awareness of synchronicity (not the New Age concept) can help us find comfort and even meaning during times of fear, pain, and loss. This service will be a gift of love and appreciation from Rev. Jill to the congregation, and will include a ceremony installing our newly trained Pastoral Care Associates.
2013 Sunday Morning Schedule
9:30-10:30 Traditional Program plus Religious Exploration for children (plus infant/toddler childcare)
10:30-11:00 Coffee and Conversation
11:00-12:00 Spiritual Celebration (to include children and youth 9 years old and older); younger children will be sung out after the story for all ages.
11:00-12:00 Childcare for infants and toddlers
11:20-12:00:Activities Program for ages 4-8 (after the story)