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Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers

April 29 - Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers:  The Indigenous Practice of Balance

Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers will describe the ancient yet timeless practice of balance, and why it is so important in the chaotic times we are currently experiencing. A broader context of this ancient practice will be provided through an overview of Cathie’s recently published book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New.

Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, affiliated with the UU Community Church of Glen Allen. Cathie was a pediatric chaplain for over a decade at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She was also a scholar at Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School (2011-2014), and she has continued her studies and writings about indigenous ways of being in the world. Her new book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New, is now available from Balboa Press.

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

Bob Weekley

May 6 - Bob Weekley:  Is the Universe designed?

Science reveals artistic design in the natural world from atoms to galaxies. Is this a source of spiritual perception?

Bob's Grandma Minnie, Colorado Mountain Poet, and Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek each discover the artist revealed in the universe. Bob will discuss how the synthesis of the quest for beauty and the quest for scientific truth lead to a spiritual perception of all that is.

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


May 13 - Lois Williams and Tom Kinney:  Red, White, and Black Along Ferry Road

Our Fellowship: How we ended up where we are. And why. And where to go from here.

Lois Williams is 50+ years a UU, 40+ years a UU Star Islander, and 4+ years a Virginian--always curious about history.

Tom Kinney is 40+ years a UU, one of five founders who first met in 1998 in Ina Fuller’s living room, a past-president, and an ex-GM car-line engineering executive — always enthused about vision and planning.

Donna Sequeira

May 20 - Donna Sequeira:  Memory, Place and Practice: A Journey Through Europe

In recent times, researchers have been finding signs that both ancestral and generational memory may be carried in the DNA which would also suggest that DNA is changed by life events. During her recent journey to Europe, Donna encountered memory incarnated by place calling out for practice in today’s world. Come and reflect together on how memory, place and practice is integral to faith.

Donna Sequeira, M.Div. Is disabled but continues to minister, as she is able, through preaching, teaching, writing and celebrating milestones. She is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and is the former Social Justice Coordinator for the Southeast District. Donna lives in Richmond where she homeschools her daughter, Mollie.

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