Dalai Lama’s “Instructions for Life”

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On Sunday, June 4, at 10 a.m., Mr. Dick Hawkins will lead a discussion entitled “Instructions for Life” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Dick will start off our Summer Sunday Discussion by leading a dialog entitled “Instructions For Life,” based on wisdom from the Dalai Lama. Please come and help discuss the Dalia Lama’s suggestions for living life.

Our mission is to foster liberal religious ideals through public worship, study, service and fellowship; to provide a public forum to address religious, ethical and moral issues; to support individual freedom of belief and caring human relationships; to become an intentionally diverse community; to engage in promoting a just and humane social order.

Join us for this thoughtful discussion, Sunday, June 4, at 10:00 am. All are welcome. For more information visit our webpage.

Instructions For Life Lecture Featured at UU Church Starting Sunday

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On Sunday, June 4, at 10 a.m., Mr. Dick Hawkins will lead a discussion entitled “Instructions for Life” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Dick will start off our Summer Sunday Discussion by leading a dialog entitled “Instructions For Life,” based on wisdom from the Dalai Lama. Please come and help discuss the Dalia Lama’s suggestions for living life.

Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information visit our webpage, www.uuchesterriver.org.

Unitarians Explore the Role of Song in Promoting Peace

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On Sunday, March 12, at 10 a.m., Dr. Jim Curtis will give a sermon entitled “Does Your Life Flow On in Endless Song?” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Singing is a wonderful way to create wholeness in our lives and in our spiritual community. We can also create wholeness by understanding the way Unitarian Universalism grew out of the movement known as the Second Great Awakening. The effects of that movement continue in the way our great popular singers bring us together, and in the way singing and chanting promote peace.

Jim Curtis has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 31 years. He is now an art educator. He and his wife Donna live in the Kendal Retirement Community in Kennett Square, PA.
Special music for this service will be performed by vocalist Karen Somerville.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians explore the meaning of “Unitarian Universalism”

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On Sunday, February 19 at 10 a.m., Mr. Ron Schaeffer will give a sermon entitled “What It Means to Be a Unitarian Universalist” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. It is important that we occasionally ask the questions, “What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? And, why is it important that we discuss this as a congregation?” In a religious denomination that allows the individual to decide what to believe, can we get consensus on our basic values and why we are here? During a time of major change for our congregations, Ron Schaeffer, a long-time UU, explains his view on what Unitarian Universalism means to him.

Special Music for this service will be performed by violinist/violist Nevin Dawson.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Explore the Impact of “Love” Upon Today’s Political Dialogue

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On Sunday, February 12 at 10 a.m., Rev. Dr. Richard Speck will give a sermon entitled “Love Is All You Need” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. As we approach Valentine’s Day, does love have the power to overcome hate? In the face of a country torn between Republicans and Democrats arguing over what the facts are, can love triumph to heal the breach? We’ll explore love and its role in our lives and religion.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Host Bishop Charles Tilghman

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On Sunday, February 5 at 10 a.m., Bishop Charles Tilghman will give a sermon entitled “How Black People Maintain Our Faith in God Despite Our Troubles” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Eighteen years ago Bishop Tilghman started The Potterhouse Ministries in Rock Hall, which later moved to Fairlee. Bishop Tilghman, President of the local chapter of the NAACP, is working to build better relationships within the community.

Special Gospel Music will be performed by Minister Annette Turner and Joshua Tilghman.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Seek to Find “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity”

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On Sunday, January 22, at 10 a.m., Rabbi Naomi Hyman will give a sermon entitled “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. In 1963 Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel called for great moral purpose and bold expression of our spiritual values. That call still resonates as we face a troubling national political agenda. How will be answer it?

Special music by Clark Bjorke.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Wayne Gilchrest to Address Unitarians

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On Sunday, January 8, at 10 a.m., Wayne Gilchrist will give a sermon entitled “Harriet Tubman vs. James Buchanan” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Mr. Gilchrest, former U.S. House Representative, MD District 1, will explore the contradictions represented in these two diverse public figures and their interpretation of the U.S. Constitution as it applied in their respective social contexts, as well as to current issues.

Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service. Join us for this thoughtful discussion; all are welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Unitarians Celebrate “Eve of the Eve”

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Get in the holiday spirit on Friday, December 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Lend your voice to Carol Singing, (all your favorites) conducted by Philip Dutton, followed by UUCR’s “Eve of the Eve” service, led by Rev. Greg Chute, who will tell us about “The Many Stories of Christmas.” This is an inter-generational event, during which we will enjoy stories for all ages, lots of music, and Christmas cookies afterward.

Join us for this seasonal celebration; all are most welcome. For more information call 410-778-3440.