Weekly Sunday Programs
Unitarian Fellowship of Silver City invites a wide variety of speakers
from both our congregation and from the community to give our Sunday
welcome many points of view and enjoy diversity of opinion, knowledge
and information. Join us on any Sunday for a thought-provoking topic
and some fellowship with a conscious and humanitarian group of people.
We serve coffee and snacks after each service. Services begin at 10
a.m. at The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of
Silver City at 3845 N Swan St.
Presenter and Title
Speaker: Steve Sans
will give a talk on Western cultural influences, both religious and
philosophical, that shape our attitudes toward animals. The talk
is intended as a lead-in to next week's blessing of the animals.
“Western Cultural Influences and Our Feelings About
Speaker: Heidi Ogas
President of the High Desert Humane Society and UU member will lead us in a
celebration and honoring of our beloved pets. Please join us as we bless
all creatures. Feel free to bring your critters leashed or
otherwise contained. If you are unable to bring your pet or your pet has passed,
may we suggest you bring a photo or favorite toy. Family Program today.
"Blessing of the Animals"
Speaker: Azima Lila Forest
“Indigenous Day: honoring the first peoples of this
With a growing movement to do away with Columbus
Day and make Oct. 12 Indigenous Day, we have the opportunity to correct our
very wrong understanding of American history with the coming of Europeans to
this continent and to pay attention to and seek to remedy continuing negative
situations still affecting the lives of Native Americans. Also New
Member ceremony today.
Speaker: Tom Hester
“The World as Our Neighbor, Silver City, 1880”
In keeping with a UU theme ("Hate has No
Home Here") based on our First Principle ("The inherent worth and
dignity of every person"), Tom Hester, local historian, will present data
from the 1880 census to demonstrate how international Silver City was at its
beginning. Family Program today.
Speaker: Jamie Newton
“Dispelling the Illusion of Futility”
Although power holders may seek to preserve
their dominance and privilege by convincing challengers that resistance is
futile, activists should not resign themselves to the self-defeating paralysis
of despair. With examples from diverse communities, Jamie Newton will explore
social and spiritual foundations of effective movements for peace, justice,
equality, and sustainability. Jamie Newton's perspective is informed by his
background as a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as a
social psychologist, and as a practitioner of nonviolent action for more than
fifty years. Jamie Newton is host of Civil Discourse, a public
affairs program of Gila/Mimbres Community Radio (KURU) in Silver City. UUFSC is
one of the underwriters..