In a piece commemorating Father’s Day decades ago, the late syndicated columnist and renowned humorist Erma Bombeck wrote, “Fathers used to be a lot like a kitchen clock. They had a familiar face, were always in the same spot, kept pretty good time, and were never missed or appreciated until the day they stopped ticking.” Obviously, the roles, identities and traits of fathers have changed much over the past six decades and continue to evolve. Father’s Day 2019 affords an opportunity to reflect on what our own fathers have meant to us. Several of us will share memories of our fathers and what we learned from them, for better or worse, about the experience of fathering in these changing, and often confusing, times.
Speaker: TPUUF Members and Friends
Join us for a lively, uplifting tribute to Unitarian Universalist troubadours—singer/songwriters who help make the essence of our liberal religious faith more accessible to all and who call us to greater heights of spiritual awakening, compassion and social action. Our annual recognition of their talents and contributions is especially timely this year, as May 3, 2019 marks the centennial of the birth of Pete Seeger who was, arguably, the most notable and influential UU troubadour of the past several generations. Expect reflection on how and why their lives and music nourish and inspire us and, of course, expect lots of singing!
Has an armed services veteran significantly influenced your life? Is there a veteran whose memory you especially hold dear? We’ll commemorate Memorial Day this year by providing an opportunity for all present at our worship service to share a thought and/or memory of a veteran in their life. Several members and friends will offer more extended remarks from the pulpit about a special veteran in their life and memory.
Following a format our Congregation has found “gratifying” in the past few years, several TPUUF members and friends will share the pulpit this Thanksgiving weekend to reflect on the spiritual roots and rewards of thankfulness and to share what cultivates in them an attitude of gratitude.