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Rev. Jennifer Ryu

October 5 - Rev. Jennifer Ryu:  Let Your Life Become Your Answer

When we grow weary of fighting against the oppressive, unjust forces in the world, the Hebrew prophets can walk with us and inspire us. One of Rev. Ryu's favorites is Jeremiah.

Rev. Ryu has been serving Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists (WUU) since 2006. Born in South Korea, Jennifer grew up in Ohio, then moved to Baltimore, MD. There she discovered Unitarian Universalism and became an active lay leader in the church. After many years, she answered the call to ministry, entering seminary in 2002 (Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, CA). In addition to her work as WUU’s minister, Jennifer serves the UU Minister's Association as their vice president.

Chris Gimpel

October 12 - Chris Gimpel:  Why Unitarians Go to Church

Chris will offer six reasons why Unitarians go to church, as stated by her father in the late 1940’s, when he gave a layman’s sermon in the small First Unitarian Church of Erie, PA. Have the reasons changed in the last sixty years? Chris was “churched” (or not) in that modest little downtown church next to a grocery store, when they sang hymns, not “songs” and were accompanied by a two manual pipe organ. She is now a member of the UUFR-VA.

Bob Weekley

October 19 - Bob Weekley:  Security and Spirituality – In Conflict?

Being safe and secure is a basic human imperative. But is “security above all else” in conflict with living a full and mindful life? Is there a conflict between the human spirit and the instinct for self-preservation?

Bob is a retired career U.S. Army officer and international business executive. He is the past-president and a long time member of UUFR-VA. He and his wife Elaine moved to Lancaster from Arlington in 1998.

October 26 - Claire Guthrie Gastañaga:  Journey to Marriage Equality in Virginia

Claire is the executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. Claire is a Richmond attorney who,, in recent years, has lobbied for Equality Virginia, the Virginia Coalition for Latino Organizations and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance. Before lobbying, Claire, a principal of CG2 consulting, served as Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Speaker of the House and was the first woman to be Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia. She graduated in 1974 from the University of Virginia Law School and has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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