May 2015 Sunday Services

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All Sunday Services Start at 11:00 am
May Worship Theme: Tradition
May 3 – “Zentangles and Spiritual Practice” – Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum, Minister
No other blog post or magazine article I’ve written has gotten as much response as my article for the
UU World about Zentangles. In fact, I had several conversations this week where people brought it
up. What is this spiritual practice, and why is it something people are connecting so much to? I’ll
explore why I find it helpful and how it’s done in this service.
May 10 – “Your Children Are Not Your Children” – Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum, Minister
(Mother’s Day) The poet Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Your children are not your children. / They are the
sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.”  May is “National Foster Care Month,” and never
have Gibran’s words felt truer than since becoming a foster parent. I’ll examine the Gibran poem and how parenting is a series of letting go on this Mother’s Day.
May 17 – “Conscious Awareness” – Lay Leader: Peg Beison
We will explore how processes in our brains may predispose us to hold particular political views—with-
out our conscious awareness! Are we conservative or liberal because our heads won’t let us be other-
wise? What does it mean to be conservative or liberal? Can a “home for liberal religion” be open to
those who call themselves conservative?
May 24 – “The Fault Line and the Front Line” – Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum, Minister
(Memorial Day) Unitarian Universalists are deeply divided over issues of militarism and war. How do we
honor the service of those among us, and honor the different perspectives on war and peace at the same
time? This service will explore the lines that divide us.
May 31 – “The Open Road to Honalee” – Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum, Minister
May 31 is the birthday of both Unitarian poet Walt Whitman and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Rev. Cindy will weave American poetry and folk music together in this service.