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Shirley Kinney

August 30 - Shirley Kinney:  Bufo Rex

This is the story of how the fears and the worries and even the lusts of man may lead to a sad end. Shirley brings you the tale of a toad ... or is it a frog? ... who sees the damage man has brought to the land.

Shirley, a retired elementary school teacher and law firm administrator, is a multi-talented artist. She is active in the UU Fellowship, having served as President, Program Chair, and currently as the Secretary of the Board of Stewards. Among her many contributions, Shirley leads us in song on the piano most Sundays, organizes our Phood & Philosophy events, and guides us through our ‘Imagine That!’ program.

Please join us for the 5th Sunday Potluck immediately following the service.

September 6 - Rev. Dr. Janine Howard:  Day of Confession, Repentance, Prayer, and Commitment to End Racism

Today is the day that the African Methodist Episcopal Church has asked every church, temple, synagogue, mosque and place of worship to focus on race and ask every pastor, rabbi, imam, and others to remind us that out of one blood all were created to dwell together in unity. That message will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Janine Howard, District Superintendent of the Danville District of the United Methodist Church (UMC).

Janine's previous appointment was as pastor of Lower UMC in Middlesex County. She previously served at Warsaw, New Hope, and the Calvary-Greenbush Charge in Accomack County. Janine was ordained in 2000 and received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in 2007.


September 13 - Rev. James B. Godwin:  The Religious Belief and Practices of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was always reluctant to reveal his religious beliefs to the public, but at times he would speak to and reflect upon the public dimension of religion. This promises to be a fascinating look into his beliefs and practices.

Reverend Godwin is a retired pastor in the United Methodist Church. He has a BA Degree in History from The University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School of Duke University, and did post graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck, president of the Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association, and volunteers at the Northumberland Public Library. Reverend Godwin was previously a member of the Northern Neck Sailing Association.

Dave Dustin

September 20 - Dave Dustin :  Understanding the Roots of UU Beliefs

Unitarian’s have come a long way from their humble beginnings in 1568. Our founders persisted in the face of tremendous opposition that, at times, led to their deaths. This historical exploration will include a review of a famous sermon delivered by William Ellery Channing on May 5, 1819 (the Baltimore Sermon) that lays out the logic behind some of UU’s most fundamental beliefs.

Dave holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Maryland University and retired from Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in 2012 after 38 years of service. During the years of 2000 – 2006 he worked as a cyber-security consultant to the Federal Aviation Administration. He is currently serving as the president of UUFR-VA and as a Vice President for the newly established Kids First Foundation. He also volunteers at the White Stone Baptist Church’s Food Pantry.

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