Feb 14 – “Sex, Death, and the Evolution of Life”
Rev. Matt Alspaugh
This is Valentine’s Day. It is also Evolution Weekend. We pair these up to explore the role of sex and death in the evolution of life in our world, and what it means to us as products of evolution.
- Annual Chili Cook-Off – Sunday, Feb 28 (after the service) February 5, 2016
- Jan 24 – “Looking for Trouble” January 17, 2016
- Martin Luther King Weekend Events January 15, 2016
- CQE Clinic Saturday, Feb 27 from 10am-2pm January 1, 2016
- Jan 3 – “Confessions of the Ordinary Kind” December 28, 2015
On Sunday mornings in Christian Bible Baptist Church on the East side of Youngstown, I was taught to study hard in school and to embrace lifelong learning. But by the time I turned 18 years old, I found myself looking for something that I couldn't find at Christian Bible Baptist. It's hard to say what that something was, but I knew that I needed to look for it. So I looked in the phone book and found this church and attended a summer service in 1991.
Over the years, I became hooked on the UU church for a million and one reasons. One reason is that Kris Eyssell, a fellow grad student and UU, listened closely to me as I expressed my beliefs about spirituality around 1997. She said, “Davita, I think you’re a UU. You just don’t know it.” As I reflect on my spiritual journey, I feel so grateful for the presence of the Baptist and UU faith traditions in my life. Because each tradition offers something uniquely valuable. My Baptist roots gave me a strong foundation for lifelong learning and UUism has facilitated that learning in my adult life.