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Sara Mackey

November 2 - Sara Mackey:  Being There

Is it possible to love our neighbors and not do anything to help them? What if we can’t help them? Join us and our guest speaker Sara Mackey for a discussion of what to do when there’s nothing we can do.

Sara has been a friend of UUFR-VA since her seminary days, when the fellowship was meeting in the Women’s Club down the road. She lives in Richmond and currently works at Union Presbyterian Seminary, where she earned her M.Div. She has served Williamsburg UU as Director of Faith Development, and she has volunteered in many capacities over the years at UU Community Church in Glen Allen.

Alane Cameron Miles

November 9 - Alane Cameron Miles:  Building Your Hope Chest

When Alane was a child, her grandmother told her about girls gathering hope chests full of handmade items for their wedding day. We do it with retirement accounts and packing clothing for the appropriate seasons. Why don't we pack ourselves hope chests for days when we might need them? Alane will discuss the tangible and intangible contents a modern hope chest might have, as well as its usefulness in times of grief, fear, marking the changing of seasons and celebrating life.

Alane received a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and has served the UU Community Church in Glen Allen, VA and the First UU Church of Richmond, VA. She is the host of Death Club Radio on Richmond Independent Radio, WRIR 97.3 ( Thursdays at 12:30 PM. Alane is also a Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor for New Century Hospice.

Rev. Jim Sanderson

November 16 - Rev. Jim Sanderson:  Inherent Worth and Dignity?

The news is full of ISIS, Assad, Drug Lords, Putin and so on. How do we respond? Can humanistic values stand in the face of all this?

Rev. Sanderson is currently Vice President of the Policy Board of the UU Fellowship of the Peninsula and served as minister to the former Jenkins Fellowship in Petersburg. He is the Virginianna Room Librarian at Main Street Library in Newport News, and chairs the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Virginia Library Association.

November 23 - Margaret Socey:  Let's Invest in the Future of Lancaster County!

The children who are educated in the Lancaster County Public Schools are the future of Lancaster County. Regardless of the careers they pursue they will be more productive if well-educated and prepared. The more productive they are the more they will return to the community in taxes, charitable giving, and community service. Some will become attorneys, physicians, nurses, business owners, farmers, watermen, teachers, skilled technicians, public servants, but all will benefit from the strongest education we can provide. What better investment could we make in OUR future than to strive for excellence in our county's public education system?

Margaret is president and co-founder of the Lancaster County VA Education Foundation.

Assisted Listening Devices Available.

For anyone who might benefit from using an assisted listening device in our services, excellent equipment is available. Both a ceiling mike and a wireless mike provide a good pickup that is sent wirelessly to these devices. See Tom Kinney, Bob Weekley, or Don Lowrey to try one.

Participation and sharing . . . are the strengths of our fellowship.
Are you thinking about a talk to share with us? Do you know of a program you would like to bring to us?
Our Program Committee can help you put together and organize a Sunday service.
Contact Shirley Kinney -- Program Chair