2022 – SUMMER SERVICES
August 21, 2022 – 10:00 AM
Faith Inspired GenerosityRev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn, Chaplain Ministry in Massachusetts, (formerly at UU Stratford)
Generosity is something we often judge as wise or fool hardy. Most faiths have teachings about generosity specifically generosity to the church in the form of tithing. There are many other religious teachings about generosity. This sermon will examine the difference of generosity from heart, head or faith.
Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. Rev. Julie-Ann has served as a Parish Minister, Religious Educator, Hospice Chaplain and Hospital Chaplain. Julie-Ann is a full-time chaplain with New England Hospice and quarter time Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield. An author of chapters in Everyday Spiritual Practice and Living a Call. Julie-Ann and her husband Ken live in their forever home, a cabin in the woods of Western Massachusetts.
Worship Associate: David Smith
Chaplain: Julia Wyant
August 28, 2022 – 10:00 AM
Reimagining the Self in Context of Trauma – Ijeoma Okwuosa, LADC, LPC, Executive Director, NOW Counseling Services LLC, NOW in Community.org and Manager of Health Promotion Advocacy, Bridgeport Hospital
Living life through Covid Epidemic, Gun violence (Wars) and Socio-Economic uncertainty. Finding ground in a groundless world through vivifying actions.
Ijeoma has over 15 years of experience working with health systems in creating and maintaining State award-winning programs that identify and direct individuals needing housing, food, mental health and substance abuse treatment and/or primary health care to appropriate levels of care, before their symptoms become acute and limiting to their functioning in our society. Ijoma manages staff at Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Department and consults with Emergency Crisis staff in developing appropriate treatment dispositions for persons with substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis issues, while working with community providers as a catalyst for the development of adequate support systems for individuals in community.
Worship Associate: Jamie Forbes
Chaplain: Marie-Claire Bue
September 4, 2022 – 10:00 AM
“Longing for Belonging” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
Rev. John will lead us in our annual Water Communion Service. His sermon will be “Longing for Belonging“ as we gather again. Please bring a vial of water representing your summer.
Worship Associate: Linda Lubin
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September 11, 2022 – 10:00 AM