Author Archives: Diana

Religious Education Board

The Religious Education Board, along with the minister of religious education, Rev. Judith Cady, supports and supervises the programs for children and youth.  The Board meets the third Sunday of the month, at 12:45, following the Sunday Plus Lunch in the Library.  Visitors, parents and interested church members are welcome to attend.

Service, September 28, 11:15 am

“Sharing the Journey” with Coming of Age Youth
As Unitarian Universalists, we are challenged to search for our own truth and meaning. Our Coming of Age program is a launch pad to the lifelong process of building a personal faith and a life practicing that faith. Our COA youth will share their personal beliefs at this stage of their life journey of discovery.

Forum, September 28, 10:00 am

“Rails Risky Business” with Mike Hendricks
Mike Hendricks has been a columnist and reporter for the Kansas City Star for nearly 30 years, covering business and agriculture. He will update his extensive reporting on the dangers of lightly regulated railroad traffic through Kansas City, potentially exposing adjacent neighborhoods to toxic chemicals.

“The World as We Know It,” Rev. Kendyl Gibbons, September 14, 2014

Click on the following to download the text of the sermon: The World as We Know It

Service, September 21, 11:15 am

“Harvest Home” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
Today summer officially ends; the earth balances on daylight and nighttime, and the autumn’s advancing darkness begins to gather.  What does harvest actually mean to us, here in America’s heartland, now that Missouri has “the right to farm,”  especially to those of us who are city dwellers?

Forum, September 21, 10:00 am

“The Future of Books” with Crosby Kemper
We live in a time of change for those who care about books. The publishing industry consolidates. More blockbusters, but fewer distinct titles get into print. Bookstores and publishers wrestle Amazon. eBooks abound. Are all these changes making us more literate and better read? Kansas City Missouri Public Library Directory, Crosby Kemper, surveys the future of books.

“Spirituality Is Fantastic,” Barbara Bemis, August 31, 2014

Click on the following to download the text to this sermon: Spirituality is Fantastic

“The Hero’s Journey,” Rev. Diana Hughes, August 17, 2014

Click on the following to download the sermon: The Hero’s Journey

Forum, September 14, 10:00 am

“Telling the Truth in a Time of Universal Deceit” with Coleen Rowley
Coleen Rowley is a former FBI Special Agent and Chief Division Counsel in the Minneapolis FBI office who testified before Congress about the FBI’s failure to help prevent the 9/11 attacks. Along with two corporate whistleblowers, she was named Time Person of the Year in 2002. She will talk about the ethical failures which compel truth tellers like Edward Snowden to risk their lives to tell the truth.

Service, September 14, 11:15 am

“The World as We Know It” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
How are we to understand the increase of oppressive power and irrational violence around the globe, as well as in our own nation and state? Is change inevitable and at what price? We will welcome Jordinn Nelson-Long, our new Ministerial Intern, and a special offering in support of Carver Dual Language School will be received.