Bending Arkansas Towards Justice Schedule

Bending Arkansas Towards Justice

June Programs

6 June_2015

Selma Sunday March 8, 2015, 10:00 AM



Selma Sunday   March 8, 2015, 10:00  AM

Faith, Justice, and the Power of Love

On March 8, 1965, faith leaders across the country received an urgent telegram from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calling for them to come to Selma, Alabama, in response to the horrific events the previous day on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.   In the ensuing weeks, thousands responded.

Faith leaders today–from many different religions–have been an integral part of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, working to affirm the inherent worth of every person—especially those deemed less important by society.

Norman Stafford will lead us in the observance of “Selma Sunday”

This is also peanut butter Sunday for the Helping neighbors Food Pantry.  You may bring your donations of peanut butter or other nourishing non-perishable food.  In February we donated 92 pounds of food and eight people volunteered their time.

The 11:45 Adult RE will be “Introduction to Buddhism”.

Sunday’s Service, Feb 22, 10:00 AM

On Sunday Norman Stafford will discuss the 1923 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “ONE OF OURS”, an all-but-forgotten war novel by Willa Cather, still relevant today.


After coffee actives:

Discussion of Norm’s talk

Adult Religious Education Class

Also there will be two committee meetings at 12:15:

Social Justice Committee

Worship Committee

Take care during this cold weather.   Chuck Turner,  UU Fellowship

Next Meeting: January 18, 2015 Visitors Welcome

10:00 AM             Norman Stafford will explore “Social Action >Social Justice”

12:00 PM             Pot  luck and the Social Action Committee will be discussing plans for the MLK parade and a longer-term strategy for action.

Service on Jan 11, 2015 canceled due to weather

The Unitarian Universalist Worship Service in Jonesboro, AR is canceled due to possible dangerous road conditions.   I recommend a safe and quiet day at home.    Several Unitarian Churches in large cities downstream live sermons.   Please plan a safe and peaceful Sunday morning and catch an online sermon.

http://allsoulschurch.org/         All Souls, Tulsa        10:00 &11:30    Love, Sex, & Marriage

http://www.uucava.org/         Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA          8:15 & 10:15 AM         Selma


http://www.uubloomington.org/          Bloomington, IN      9:15 & 11:00 AM          Scientific  Integrity


http://austinuu.org/wp2013/  Austin, TX        “The Power of Yet”  9:15 & 11:15 AM


http://www.firstunitarianportland.org/ Portland, Or, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM   “Return to the Home of your Soul”


http://www.ccny.org/ New York  10:00 AM   “Living with Fidelity:  So Great a Cloud of Witnesses – 2014”


http://www.uunashua.org/OOS/current.pdf  Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua  Generational

Reflections: Members in their 60’s and 70’s”

Next Meeting, January 4, 2015, 10:00 AM

“We Are Ferguson”         Video sermon by David Ruffin, Resident Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa.   How do we sustain our commitment to end racism as if the lives of our very children depended on our success?

Next Service November 9, 2014 Visitors welcome

Booth Martin will help us understand “Consensus Decision Making”

You may also bring donations for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry and the Children’s Shelter of Walnut Ridge.    This month  the shelter has a need for personal hygiene products for the children.

Annual Remembrance Service Sunday October 26, 2014, Visitors Welcome

Sunday at 10:00am – 12:00pm

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jonesboro Arkansas
Corner of Madison and 203 West Oak Ave (In the Temple Israel Social Hall), Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

This is our Annual Remembrance Service. You are encouraged to bring a photo or memento of someone dear to you. A table will be provided to display them. Those who want will have time during the service to talk about the memories kept alive by the object they brought. A separate alter will be available for Day of The Dead decorations. During the first part of the service Norman Stafford will speak on “Letting Go but Not Completely and Hanging On but Not Too Tightly”.

Third Sunday pot luck, June 15, 2014

Third Sunday pot luck


UU Friends and members,

We continue to grow in membership!   This Sunday we will have a joining ceremony for two people who want the UU Fellowship of Jonesboro to be their spiritual home.  We will also talk about the early days of the fellowship and some of the activities over the years.   Attached is a PDF book with easy to understand answers about what UUs believe.  You are welcome to share it with people who have similar beliefs and want to know more about us.   We probably will look at some old records and decide what should be scanned and saved.  If you have old photos or stories please bring them to show or tell.

Please bring a dish of food to share, and stay for the potluck.

Chuck Turner

PS   We are in need of a door prize to give away at NEA PRIDE DAY on June 28. Please contact Sarah if you have a great gift to donate.