WE MEET SUNDAYS AT 10:30 A.M., PRECEDED BY COFFEE TIME (MORE OR LESS 10 A.M.), AT 606 NORTH MONROE, MASON CITY, IOWA
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL STEVE AT 641 423-1670
WE STRIVE TO RING THE START AND END GONG RIGHT ON THE HALF HOUR MARKS, SO PEOPLE WHO HAVE OTHER PLACES TO GO FEEL FREE TO LEAVE. PEOPLE WHO WANT TO STAY ARE WELCOME TO DO SO.
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
• The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
• Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
• A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
• The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
• The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
• Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
n, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his legal career to defending those who are trapped by an often capricious, political, and willfully unjust criminal justice system - poor people, people of color, children, and others over whom the system has run roughshod. It speaks to justice, mercy, and compassion, themes of concern to us as Unitarian Universalists and as human beings. 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all (Carolyn)
APRIL 25 DISCUSSION GROUP
MAY 1 Susan Urbatsch will lead the yearly group reading from the Sand County Almanac. This is the 4th year. We are reading this in recognition of Earth Day awareness. 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
MAY 8 Midge Gaylor will present the 6th program, The Great Awakening, from the DVD series History of Religion in America. The first truly "national" event in American history came in the form of a spellbinding English preacher named George Whitefield. He took the colonies by storm in 1740, founding the tradition of emotional revivalism that has played a central role in the nation's religious history ever since. By heightening the sense of immediate, individual ties to God, was Whitefield also helping to found the American Revolution? 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning (Midge)
MAY 15 Carolyn Braastad will present the 6th and final program from her series reviewing the book “A history of Religion in 5 ½ Objects”. This segment will be a discussion ofSoul. Bring your understandings, thoughts, readings, and articles for an in-depth look at the meaning of SOUL. What are your thoughts, views, and understandings? 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations (Carolyn)
MAY 22 Steve Urbatsch will review the book SCREAM by Kerr. Subtitle is chilling adventures in the science of fear. “A fascinating account of how fear works in our bodies and societies, and a window into the surprising benefits of confronting our worst nightmares.” The book is an exploration of what we know about fear. A lot of it is from the author's personal infatuation with adrenaline producing activities. 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaningMAY 29 Maxine Brinkman will lead the second of a three part discussion of the book JUST MERCY. The book is the Unitarian common read for 2016. Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his legal career to defending the poor, wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system. It speaks to justice, mercy, and compassion, themes of concern to us as Unitarian Universalists and as human beings. 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations(Maxine)
DISCUSSION GROUP MEETS 2:30-4:30 THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 1627 7TH PLACE SW, MASON CITY.
We continue to bring food for the Food Bank. The Crisis Center has a continuous need for paper and personal care products, such as toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, shampoo, etc. A special thank you for all who have been donating.
Contact us: Phone Steve Urbatsch 641 423-1670 or email: surbatsch@Hotmail.com
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