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Thea Marshall

November 29 - Thea Marshall:  Necessary Women

Back in the 1600’s a very brave, but clueless, man asked, “Are women necessary?” This in spite of his clear knowledge that he would not eat much, have no children, and would walk about in shabby filthy clothes. Thea will attempt to explore the question asked so many centuries ago, and in some circles, continues (yes) to be asked.

Thea has lived in the Northern Neck since 1987. Before moving here with her late husband, Alex Abel, and grand-daughter, Eva, she was based in Washington, DC and lived in McLean, Virginia. Her communications firm produced award winning public affairs radio, TV, and films for a wide variety of clients. She is an actor, journalist, a published author, a broadcaster, an NPR commentator and a contributing writer for various magazines. She is most proud of 1) her grand-daughter, Dr. Eva Abel; 2) her involvement with helping to start the Free Health Clinic; and 3) her involvement in the battle for civil rights beginning in the ‘60’s.

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

Rev. Jennifer Ryu

December 6 - Rev. Jennifer Ryu:  For So the Children Come: Worship for All Ages.

Whether you are older or younger, whether you are feeling cheery or blue about Christmas, you will find some company this Sunday as we sing and tell stories of the season. So set aside the shopping frenzy and religious battles and let's celebrate the heart and soul of this season.

This year, Rev. Jennifer Ryu concluded a 9-year ministry with the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists (WUU). Born in South Korea, Jennifer grew up in Ohio, then moved to Baltimore, where she discovered Unitarian Universalism. After many years, she answered the call to ministry, entering seminary in 2002 (Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, CA). Jennifer is taking this year off to travel, rest, and discern. She serves our faith as Vice President of the UU Minister's Association.

Dave Dustin

December 13 - Dave Dustin :  The State of the Church

Dave will lead a discussion about our own UU Fellowship of the Rappahannock. Where have we been? Where are we today? What lies in our future? As outgoing president, Dave will share his unique perspective and insights about our church. After the service the annual business meeting will be held.

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.

December 20 - The Fellowship Singers :  Music Brings Us Together

For the fifth year, Hank Stupi, our music coordinator, will again be joined by the Fellowship Singers, all eager to perform some of their favorite songs guaranteed to warm your heart or perhaps even tickle your funny bone. Please join us and allow the music to bring us together that day.

The Annual Holiday Party will follow the service.

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