Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Burlington, Iowa
NOVEMBER 2: Freedom of Religion
This service will focus on freedom of religion. With much of the public dialogue on religious freedom today being driven by social and religious conservatives, many issues regarding other faiths are being drowned out. Humanists and Pagans have much in common regarding this issue, as battles over opening prayers and tax exemptions have demonstrated. Perhaps it is time for these diverse groups to come together and address their common interests? Children's religious education will be provided during the service. Rick Johnson
NOVEMBER 9: The Making of Black Hawk's Final Resting Place
Russ Fry will join us to present a program about the making of his recent documentary. He will share some of the behind-the-scenes information about how the documentary was made, as well as looking at historical documentaries in general. He looks forward to having plenty of time of Q&A about both the documentary and the process of making it. Children's RE will be provided.
NOVEMBER 16: Random Acts of Kindness
Today our congregation will begin a celebration of the holiday season by emphasizing the gift of generosity. Our program this morning will encourage the congregation to engage in random acts of generosity during the coming weeks. Later we will gather again and share what we have done and, more importantly, how it has changed us. Children are welcome to participate in this celebration. Rick Johnson
NOVEMBER 23: Transitions to Gratitude
Change is good; change is devastating. Life's transitions come hurtling at us, whether we are prepared or not. Some we greet with anticipation; some we dread for months, if not years. With song, poetry and words we will explore the qualities of life's transitions that can lead to gratitude for "all this is our life." Freedom entails responsibility; gains always come with losses, and our apprehension can lead to a more mature sense of gratitude. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, we will individually and collectively explore the transitions in our lives, making meaning of what we all share.
Kathy Bowman, Quad Cities UU
NOVEMBER 30: TBA
Council Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 PM unless announced otherwise.
The Bond of Union
of the Unitarian Universalists
First: Complete mental freedom, rather than bondage to creeds or confessions
Second: The unrestricted use of reason, rather than reliance upon external authority or past tradition
Third: Generous tolerance of differing religious views and usages, rather than insistence upon uniformity in doctrine or usage