Dear Members and Friends of 1stUUPB,
The season for Teaching Thursdays has arrived. Each Thursday evening for the next three months our Congregation will offer an entertaining educational program from 7 to 8:30. A social hour including an optional meal will precede the programs beginning at 6:00.
Here is your Teaching Thursdays schedule for January:
January 5 -- CIVIL WAR HEROINE CLARA BARTON AND THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN AMERICA, presented by Janelle Bloodworth. (in Ministers Hall)
Hillary Clinton may not have broken the glass ceiling, but women have made much progress in the past century and one-half, haven’t they? Find out for yourself as retired history professor and Civil War expert Janelle Bloodworth uses Clara Barton’s story to reveal what Clara Barton faced as a would-be woman nurse during the Civil War.
January 12 – OUR UU CONGREGATION’S COMMITMENT TO RACIAL JUSTICE, presented by the Justice Action Ministry (in Ministers Hall)
Wouldn’t you know that Judy Bonner has second act up her sleeve? She will be retiring as our JAM chairperson only to take on her new passion, racial justice. Plan to attend this Teaching Thursday program to find what you can do as an individual and what we can do as a Congregation to promote racial justice.
January 19 – WHEN THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD: SMOOTH PAVEMENT, SKID MARKS AND CRASHES? --THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN PROMISES, presented by Allen Maxwell (in Minister’s Hall).
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration our resident and retired Professor of Political Science Allen Maxwell will present his thoughts and ask you to join him in speculating about whether or not, “It could happen here.”
January 26 – BEYOND THE ONE-MINUTE ELEVATOR SPEECH, presented by Rev. C.J.McGregor (in Ministers Hall)
How do you describe our faith to family and friends? What about visitors to our Congregation? Do you get tongue-tied, seize up unable to articulate? We’ve been at UUs to develop a rote elevator speech to describe our faith. We are learning that this canned speech may not be the best way to attract new people or articulate our faith. Join this session and learn the art of being able to describe the beauty and power of Unitarian Universalism anytime and anywhere.