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This Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Service: 9:15 & 11:15am
What’s Your Counter Narrative, RRUUC?
Rev. Megan Foley, UUA Regional Lead for the Central East Region

Historically, Unitarian Universalism has been a “this worldly” faith, interested in salvation and justice in this world and not the next one. In current times, however, our congregations find their best work by offering a counternarrative to the world as it is. What is RRUUC’s counternarrative of love, connection and service in our struggling world?

Contemporary Issues Forum (CC&C): 10:25am
The Great War, Western Culture & Cosmic Meaning (Part 2)
Chuck O’Connor – teacher, author and retired lawyer

World War I was the turning point in modern Western civilization: it shattered Enlightenment confidence in human reason, exposed the nineteenth-century myth of inevitable progress, challenged traditional belief in a divinely ordered universe, and fostered an emerging cosmic pessimism and purposeless materialist reality. Mr. O'Connor will help us consider how Western culture – theology, philosophy, literature, art, and music – responded to the Great War and to this emerging godless reality. The Great War’s cultural impact continues today in the ongoing controversy between science and religion. (Part 1 held on Oct. 13).

Contemporary Issues Forum: RRUUC's, The Forum, also known as Coffee, Controversy & Conversation (CC&C) is held Sundays at 10:25am between the first and second services in the Fireside Room. It includes subjects from social justice issues to the arts.  The Forum takes a hiatus for the summer (June, July, August) and returns mid-September.