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Our minister, Rev. David Carl Olson, will offer a weekly class entitled “Meaning My Most: Relationality and Power” beginning March 26. 

 

 

Religious communities like ours are places where people build relationships. Many relationships are simple and uncomplicated, others offer deeper mutuality and intimacy, just a few may grow to contain vibrancy and power. This series of conversations and activities with our minister will reveal the ways that he makes meaning of his life, and may offer you a place to think about what most makes meaningful sense to you.

 

The class will run five consecutive Wednesdays, through April 23, 7-8:30 p.m. There will always be soup and bread available before the class. You are welcome to come at 6:30 to help serve and share. 

 

This and all religious education opportunities are offered free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the members and friends of First Unitarian Church. All are welcome. To register, contact Director of Lifespan Religious Education, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or sign up at the RE table during coffee hour.

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore
Sunday, 23 February 2014 06:07

Seven Principles Online Class

Mar. 1-Apr. 19 

We are excited to offer our first ever online class. Each week we will embark on a study of one of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles. 

In our online classroom, facilitator, Becky Brooks, will post resources, discussion questions and assignments each week. Participants will engage with the materials and complete assignments on their own timeline, online. 

The bulk of our work will be centered around the book, Seven Principles In Word and Worship, edited by Ellen Brandenburg. It is not necessary to purchase the book, but it might be convenient for you to have your own copy. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to purchase (6 copies are available) or buy online

Schedule:

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person (Week starting Mar. 1); 

2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations (Mar. 8); 

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement  to spiritual growth in our congregations (Mar. 15); 

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning (Mar. 22);

5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large  (Mar. 29);

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all (Apr. 5);

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part (Apr. 12).

To register for this class, contact Director of Religious Education,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or sign up at the Adult RE Table during coffee hour.

Please note! Participants must have a reliable working email address and a way of accessing the internet. If you would like to participate but are constrained by the technological requirements, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to see if alternate arrangements might be made. 

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 18:35

Common Conversations, Sunday Feb. 23

This Sunday, Feb. 23, there will be an opportunity to share in our "Common Conversation" about this month's theme: forgiveness. Director of Lifespan Religious Education, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , will facilitate a small group discussion before church (9:30 am) in the first floor classrooms. Can't be with us? Check out the guide online or catch up with our 5 Things video series. This is a great chance to drop in and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship with other First U folks. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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On Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Saru Jayaraman, activist, author and professor, will present our next Zoerheide Lecture. "Behind the Kitchen Door: Paying Fair Wages and Building a Just and Sustainable Food Industry" will be presented in Enoch Pratt Hall, 514 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Ms. Jayaraman is the author of Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press 2013).  She asks how restaurant workers survive on some of the lowest wages in America and how poor working conditions and exploitation affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. 

In her book Ms. Jayaraman argues that, “Sustainability is about contributing to a society that everybody benefits from, not just going organic because you don't want to die from cancer or have a difficult pregnancy. What is a sustainable restaurant? It's one in which as the restaurant grows, the people grow with it.” 

Saru Jayaraman is co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and holds a Masters Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has been profiled in the New York Times “Public Lives” section, was named one of Crain's “40 Under 40” and one of New York Magazine's “Influentials.”

The Robert and Jean Zoerheide Lecture Series speaks to the civic values of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Universalist & Unitarian), and provides regular opportunities for public dialogue with leading voices in the Unitarian Universalist and other liberal religious traditions. The series honors our late Minister emeritus and his wife for their years of leadership in Baltimore. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call the office at 410-685-2330.

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 19:45

The New Jim Crow Radioblog Opportunity

The First Unitarian Church has been invited by the UU Church of Arlington to host an episode of the their Radioblog “A Common Read of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.” The blog will feature eight 1-hour long discussions of The New Jim Crow with UU congregations. We are hosting Chapter 4: The Cruel Hand, which will air on February 10. Five participants are needed to read the chapter and participate in the discussion. Join in the conversation! To participate, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Even if you can't participate in the radioblog, let your friends know about it and listen online

  • From UUA.org: Racial profiling, criminalization, and mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color constitute today’s legal system for institutionalized racism, discrimination, and exclusion. Dr. Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate, litigator, scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness exposes today’s racial caste system and how to resist it. Dr. Alexander spoke to an audience of over 600 people at Justice General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix and challenged us to learn about the oppression that’s happening through the criminal justice system to people of color in our nation and our communities, and to step up and witness. Join the movement to support prisoners and their families and to put an end to mass incarceration. As Unitarian Universalists, we have the religious grounding, the resources, and the opportunity to make a difference in partnership with those who are most affected by institutionalized racism and ‘the new Jim Crow.’

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore
Friday, 12 October 2012 09:04

Big Question

How has your life changed as a result of Unitarian Universalism?

Each week I will post a "Big Question" to think about. Jot down some notes, talk to your family about your answer and theirs. Leave a comment below to continue the conversation. 

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore

Our Articulating Your UU Faith Class, which meets through the month of October, will be wrestling with some interesting questions. This week's homework asks two related questions:

• Is it true that Unitarian Universalists are free to believe anything we want?

• Can a person choose what they believe?

Participants in the class are spending this week thinking and writing about these questions. What do YOU think?

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore

Sunday, Oct. 21, 12:45-2:30 pm

A presentation and an open discussion about bringing the care of the dead back into our own hands as thousands of generations have done throughout history. Explore issues of home care of the dead, home funerals and green burials.  Our presenters, Penny McDougal and Shelley Morhaim have researched the issues for the Maryland General Assembly, and have participated in many educational forums, as well as home funerals and green burials for loved ones. Find out how this healing and authentic process can both honor the life of the one who has died and comfort the bereaved. Join us after church on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the first floor classrooms.

Shelley Morhaim is a Baltimore writer, award winning independent filmmaker and longtime environmental and community activist. Formerly an attorney, she has served on the boards of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Earthome, the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Baltimore Black-Jewish Alliance, and the Womens' Institute of the College of Notre Dame. Along with her husband Dr. Dan Morhaim, she has worked on issues related to end of life care  as well as efforts to found a green cemetery in Maryland.

Penny was on the Board  at UUC of Frederick, and now is on the Committee on Ministry and the Adult Spiritual Enrichment Committee. She also coordinates the Neighborhood Circle project and  facilitators their Chalice Community; ie. their small group ministry program. She has researched the topic of natural burial for the MD State Legislature and participated in home funeral and green burial services. Shelley and Penny have done presentations on this topic at the Frederick and Columbia UU Churches.

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore

October 27 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

• Do you often think out loud?  

• Or, do you wish others would give you more time to think through what you are going to say before they ask for your opinion?  

• Do you like to approach your work in an organized, planned out fashion?  

• Or, do you like the option of keeping your possibilities open because you feel energized by pulling it all together at the last minute?  

• Do you know how you prefer to take in information?  

• Do you know what forms the basis for your decisions?  

If you want to know more about yourself and others, then this may be the class for you!  The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI) is the most widely-used psychological instrument in the world.  It does not measure mental health, mental illness, intelligence, or ability.  What it does measure are your preferences, the consistent and enduring patterns of how you use your mind.  

This five hour session is designed to: 

• help you identify your preferences, and 

• facilitate your understanding of each preference.  

You can register on-line at http://www.formstack.com/forms/?702752-qBJm68Rndn or for more information stop by the RE table at coffee hour or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore

The Sparrows Point steelworks in Baltimore County is a microcosm of U.S. labor history with many of the great trends and struggles (paternalism, unionization, civil rights, technology, globalization) playing out on the Point. What does this history tell us about our working class past and our yet to be determined future? Deborah Rudacille was born and raised in Dundalk, Maryland. She attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and Loyola College and earned a master's degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of three books: The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection (2000), The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights (2005) and Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town (2010). Rudacille is currently Visiting Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The Rev. Robert and Jean Zoerheide Lecture Series speaks to the civic values of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Universalist & Unitarian) and provides regular opportunities for public dialogue with leading voices in the Unitarian and Universalist and other liberal religious traditions. The series honors our late Minister Emeritus and his wife for their years of leadership in Baltimore. This lecture is free of charge and open to all.

Published in RE-Connect Baltimore
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