November 18 – Memory:  Blessing and Curse? – Rev. Tina Squire

Memories keep loved ones with us, help us relive good days, and can move us to heal.  They can also throw us back to hard moments, reignite fear, and vanish to leave us feeling abandoned.  We will explore ways to strengthen recall that leads to growth instead of limitation.

 

November 25 – To Be Announced

 

December  2 – How do UUs Do Mystery?  – Rev. Tina Squire

Unitarian Universalism celebrates science and has a history of mystics and Transcendentalists, so what does it offer to us as we question how we can be rational and yet leave room for the unexplained?

 

December 9 – Where is Truth? – Chaplin Dana Ray Thornhill

Message: As it is that you are a kind, interdependent, and all accepting congregation, of all beliefs, from atheist to Deist.  I will want to share with you about the needs of the men and women on our border, about the things I spoke about in my biography and what it means to be an agent in this world turned upside down.

Bio: In 2007 Chaplin Thornhill became the Chaplin for the Tucson Sector for the Border Patrol. The position was very demanding and challenging.  In 2009 he took a position much closer to the border. In Naco he became the station Chaplin.  As a Chaplin, he would conduct funerals, offer counseling to the agents and families. This would include “PREP” marriage classes, disciplinary issues, alcohol use issues, invocations for meetings and ceremonies, visit the sick, work with agents no matter what they believe. He is not affiliated with any denomination he continues to work with patrol officers in the area. He brings comfort and assurance, that there will be someone there in their time of need.

 

December 16  – The Powerful Mystery of Human Love – Rev. Tina Squire 

When I think over mysterious events I have witnessed personally, the most influential and inexplicable force has always been human love. Rev. Tina will celebrate, perhaps not fully explain, the ability of human connection to reach beyond time and space.  If you have a story of such a link, please share it with us.