Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dec. 29 Minister Moment

Christmas Gratitude. Thank you to all who made our final Christmas Eve at Yarmouth Street such a success! To our morning crew: my Worship Service Associate, Lisa Kilczewski; our musicians, Karen Smith, Garrett McAuliffe, and James Wood; sound manager, Doug Throp; board greeter, Paul Moss; Caring Team representative, Nancy Schafer; Poem Readers; and our Ushers … Continued

Jan. 7 Adult Discussion

The topic will be “Delights and Disappointments on a Trip to Japan.” Facilitator: Harvey E.J. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. at church. Childcare is available.

Dec. 31 Adult Discussion

Sunday’s topic is “Race Relations in the New Year.” Facilitator: Veronica V. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. at church. Childcare is available.

December 22 Minister Moment

“Dark of winter, soft and still, your quiet calm surrounds me. Let my thoughts go where they will’ ease my mind profoundly.” Our hymnal holds a wonderful winter meditation by Shelly Jackson Denham, who was a church music director in Ohio, and later active at The Mountain Retreat Center. You have probably heard, and loved, some … Continued

Dec. 24 Adult Discussion

The Adult Discussion topic will be Part II: “WeToo: Experiences of Men and Women of Being Sexually Harassed.” Conversations began last Sunday will continue and stories from both women and men are appreciated. Facilitators: Ron K. and Richard H. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested … Continued

NEST concert to raise money for Hampton Roads homeless

Raising voices to raise money for the homeless of Hampton Roads is the goal of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk’s annual fundraiser, the NEST Concert & Soup. The congregation of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk/Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists will host the benefit concert, from 4 to 6 p.m., January 14, at the church, 739 Yarmouth … Continued

December 17 Adult Discussion

This week’s topic is “We Too: Experiences of Men and Women of Being Sexually Harassed.” Facilitators: Ron K. and Richard H. Meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. at church. Childcare is available.

December 15 Minister Moment

Ten Days to Christmas … but first … Happy Hanukkah!  Last Sunday, I quoted a bit about the celebration of theeight-day festival of dedication for the Jerusalem Temple, reading from the Babylonian Talmud (in translation, of course.) Here’s the web page I used:  http://halakhah.com/shabbath/shabbath_21.html The text gives you a window into the discussion orientation of … Continued

Dec. 10 Adult Discussion

The Adult Discussion topic is “Gnosticism.” Facilitator: Dan F.   For those wishing to learn more on the topic of gnosticism before the discussion, check out this article on Thoughtco.com here: https://www.thoughtco.com/gnosticism-95688 The Adult Discussion group meets weekly at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. … Continued

December 8 Minister Moment

I hope to see you this Saturday morning for the Elevator Speeches/Elevator Stories workshop, 9 a.m. to noon. We start with coffee and end in time for those wanting to make it to see “Jane,” playing at the Naro Expanded Cinema at 12:15 p.m., to zip across Ghent. Sign up so we know coffee and … Continued