At this service, UUFE member Jean Rhian will describe her personal journey of growing in UU faith and convictions through selections from our hymnal. Join us for a service rich in music and reflection.
Jean Rhian has served as President of the UUFE Board and is a long-time member of the Finance Committee and founding member of the Planned Giving Committee. She also serves as the rental contact person for the Fellowship and enjoys singing in the choir and as a member of the congregation.
August 27 – The Purity of Spiritual Vision
Is the concept of “vision” a part of your spirituality? How might it become foundational to your spiritual growth beyond the bounds of religion or doctrine? At this service, Rev. Dr. Lazzara will consider how one’s vision can function as a compass to their spirituality. In turn, as one’s spirituality deepens, their original vision may change. This concept of vision will be explored alongside scripture, selected readings, and reflection.
As a Licensed Psychologist, Reverend Dr. Lazzara has worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 20 years in both clinical and educational settings. Five years into private practice he enrolled at Ashland Theological Seminary and became ordained in April of 2016. In addition to treating patients, he guest preaches regularly and volunteers in his spare time.
The words of this UU hymn challenge us to consider why we voluntarily venture beyond the familiar to “parts unknown.” Nancy Orr will share thoughts on the lure and the rewards of travel, with some examples from her own experience. Is it escapism, decadent indulgence, or a stretching of our perspectives beyond the boundaries of our own lives?
Nancy Orr is a long-time lay leader at UUFE. She is a past board president, past Worship Committee chair and frequently leads services at the fellowship. As a retired librarian, Nancy enjoys helping others explore new meanings in old language. Nancy is a long-time resident of the Eastern Shore.