Monthly Archives: April 2017

28 April Minister Moment

This will be an energetic weekend. Good thing the storm came through earlier this week; I hope you had no damage and stayed dry. I heard that at least one UCN meeting was canceled. We carry on. This weekend we have our annual Auction on Saturday night, with preparations in the afternoon. I hope you … Continued

21 April Minister Moment

News comes from the Czech Republic — this year is the 95th anniversary of the Unitarian ritual called the Flower Communion. Back in 1922, when the country of Czechoslovakia was still newly independent, the Unitarian Church in Prague was led by Norbert Capek, who had found Unitarianism while living in New Jersey, and also married … Continued

14 April Minister Moment

Today is Good Friday: the day Jesus was executed by the Roman occupiers of Judea. In the two thousand years since then, governments have developed even more cruel ways of ending lives. In recent years we have a concept of humane execution. Just this week the debate raged over proper chemicals to execute eight prisoners … Continued

Flower Communion April 30

Flower Communion Coming! April 30 we will celebrate Flower Communion, a uniquely Unitarian ritual created in Prague between the World Wars.

Notes on Hampton Roads Pride April 3, 2017

As taken by Rev. Charlie: Important: PRIDE Headliners:  Martha “It’s Raining Men” Wash, and “YMCA” Village People! PRIDE Block Party is now part of Navy 100 Celebration (too!), celebrating 100 years of NAVSTA Norfolk   Hampton Roads Pride is offering three $1600 scholarships – finished applications due by May 1 http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/scholarship/   Volunteers needed for … Continued

809 South Military is Ours!

April Activity On March 31, Unitarian Church of Norfolk closed the sale and purchase of 809 South Military Highway, Virginia Beach, VA. Over the next few weeks, congregants will be gathering material for possible reuse or sales (networking equipment, copier-printers, office partitions, etc). In mid-April, the congregation will clean up the grounds and take out trash. … Continued