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Join us this Sunday, April 27th!

9:30 a.m. Program: “Religion and Domestic Violence” Jordinn Nelson Long, UU seminarian and theology intern at Willow Domestic Violence Center  

The most recent statistics show that one in three women and one in seven men will experience relationship violence at some point in their lives.  Is there an intersection between religion and domestic violence?  Particularly for us as Unitarian Universalists, are there points we should remember in supporting our members and friends, or our larger community? Jordinn will share some of the work she’s been doing this year during her internship at Willow Domestic Violence Center, and lead a conversation on how we as a faith community can recognize and work toward real solutions to domestic violence. This is a great chance to hear our seminarian, who will leave us next month to embark on the next stage in her theological life.  

11:00 a.m. The Meaning and Power of Place 
Rev. Jill Jarvis with Worship Associate Chris Brown

There is value in fashioning a life that is firmly grounded in place--in household and community, in a specific history and culture, in the land and its people. The work of belonging to a place is both practical and spiritual, even as it's made difficult and undesirable by our vagabond society. And what of the call to expand horizons and become citizens of the world? As part of this service, Chris Brown will share perspectives based on his experience as Director of KU's Environmental Studies Program.

 

Upcoming Programs:


April 27: “Religion and Domestic Violence; Jordinn Nelson Long


May 4: Celebration Sunday. Ellen Reid gold and Tim Miller

Naming Ceremony: For parents with children who would like to participate in our Celebration Sunday Naming Ceremony.  Here we formally introduce our children into the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence.  Any child may participate, from infants to teenagers.
This is one of our earliest traditions, begun in the early sixties by Ambrose Saricks, one of the establishers of this Fellowship, who wrote the script for the Naming Ceremony.  Please contact Ellen Reid Gold: e834@ku.edu or call 843-6933.

 

2014 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)

 

 Welcoming Congregation ChaliceThis congregation has taken part in the Welcoming Congregation[UUA] program to become more Open and Affirming towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.


Wheelchair Accessible This congregation is wheelchair accessible. The sanctuary is on the same level as the main entrance. Near the main entrance is the elevator for access to Founders Hall (our gathering place for coffee time) or to the downstairs library.


Assisted Listening  This congregation has assisted listening devices available.