4/29/18 – Mark Twain:  On Religion and Other Oddities – Rev. Linda & Gary Lawrence

Mark Twain is an American icon.  Some know Twain as a remarkable American humorist.  Others know him more as the creator of two classic children’s books: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Join us as we explore Mark Twain’s life and writings, including what he had to say about religion. You might be surprised.  PS. Special guest appearance by Adam and Eve.

 

5/6/18 – Questions and Possible Answers, New Member Welcome & Flower Communion – Rev. Linda Lawrence

This is Rev. Linda’s last Sunday as our preacher.  She is doing her first ever (and last) question and answer sermon.  Please come with prepared questions (in writing) and you just may get some answers!  Questions can range from anything and everything you’ve wanted to ask Rev. Linda about herself, her plans, our church, or Unitarian Universalism.  Along with questions, please bring flowers to share during our flower communion.
5/13/18 –  Four Women’s Voices – Rev. Tina Squire
On this Mothers’ Day, Rev. Tina, Lola McElwain, Helen Workley, and Rosie Carpenter will tell you some of what they want you to know about their experiences as women.  Women are invited to share their reactions to the service and their own experiences at a brown bag lunch discussion in the Community Room with the Revs. Tina and Linda on Tuesday, May 15, at noon.

May 20 – Practice Resurrection – Rev. Dr. Frank Williams

The poet Wendell Berry calls us as we retire to not give up, but to “do something every day that won’t compute; to ask questions that have no answers; to plant sequoias; to laugh…” and more.  This is good advice for any transition period.  How will we practice resurrection as individuals and as a congregation?

The Rev. Dr. Frank Williams has been one of our minister’s recent mentors through the Tacheria School of Spiritual Direction where both Frank and wife Linda serve as directors.  Frank is a retired United Methodist Minister; having also retired recently after eleven years as Director of Social Services at Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson. Previous to that he had retired as Director of the Family Counseling Services of Tucson and before that retired as a Professor of Family Studies at the University of Arizona.  He has written extensively on Loss, Grief and Life Transitions.