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Scott Mabe

July 1 - Scott Mabe:  Ages of Love

Is love at age 25 different from love at 55 or love at 75? Scott will outline the different kinds of love that we may achieve at different stages of our lives. From infant love, childhood love, infatuation love, romantic love, maturing love, and growing old together comforting love, each type of love requires a level of maturity that comes with time and experience. Wherever we are in our own journey of love, there are common elements in creating and maintaining love relationships.

This time of the year, Scott, an organic gardener, is mainly focused on growing his “love apples” (a.k.a. tomatoes). Scott and his wife, Beth, live in Middlesex county. He earned his graduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his retirement, Scott was a family counselor for 25 years, and later taught sociology and psychology at Rappahannock Community College for 15 years.

Walter Clark

July 8 - Walter Clark:  The Elephant in the Room

Unitarian Universalism encourages individuals to find their own spiritual path, but how do we handle all of those different paths under one roof? How do we discuss our differences with grace and understanding?

Walter Clark is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry who graduated from Meadville Lombard theological school in 2016. He served as an intern minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond from 2014 to 2016, as well as the intern minister at the Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News, VA from 2016 to 2107. He has been itinerant preaching for the last years all over central Virginia as well as doing prison ministry at the Coffeewood Correctional facility.

Blair Kenyon

July 15 - Blair Kenyon:  Parenting With Anxiety

Parenting at its best can be anxiety inducing. How can we better manage that? Furthermore, how can we use it to be better parents, or better stewards in our society?

Blair Kenyon was 18 years old for his first 37 years. He then took the accelerated path to adulthood, and married his wife Suzanne, became a father to Oliver, and then a couple of years later, became a father to Ashlin. Blair has been a cook, barista, travel agent, kennel manager, veterinary assistant, bank teller, town councilman, and financial services advisor. When he grows up he wants to be an actor.

Lee Anne Washington

July 22 - Lee Anne Washington:  The Promise and the Practice

In our commitment to dismantling white supremacy as a system, and embracing the presence and leadership of people of color, white Unitarian Universalists are still learning to decenter our whiteness so that people of color are brought from the margins to the center. Join us in a special service designed by people of color to help us white folks explore more deeply what it means to practice anti-racism and live into the promise of a new way of being together.

Formed in the summer of 2015, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) grew out of the broader Movement for Black Lives. In many ways, the origins of BLUU dates back to the 1970s when many Black UUs left our faith in the wake of unfilled promises made by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) during what became known at the time as the "black empowerment controversy." BLUU is an independent organization, fiscally sponsored by the UUA, led by an executive director, a community minister, and a volunteer Organizing Collective, which provides ministry for, and by, Black Unitarian Universalists, while also working to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith. The UUA has asked each congregation to donate at least $10 per member to Black Lives of UU in fulfillment of the UUA's promise to Black Lives of UU. A special offering will be taken.

Lee Anne Washington has been an attorney, author, and educator for 30 years. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, the University of Virginia Law School, and Union Presbyterian Seminary. She was raised in the United Methodist Church, lived 10 years as a Modern Orthodox Jewish woman, and is a member of UUFR. Lee Anne is on the path to ordination as a UU minister -- having just completed her two-year internship at First Unitarian Universalist in Richmond, VA. She will appear before the Ministerial Fellowship Committee in September. She is the author of “The Human Life Equation, A biblical case for choice”. Lee Anne is a native of the Northern Neck and lives in White Stone with her lovely daughter, Lucy.

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