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Sundays in March

Theme: Ministry is.....

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11:00 am
Ministry is All that We Do Together

Rev. Jennie Barrington
This worship service will explore a healthy and appropriate relationship between a congregation and its minister, as UUCLR continues to prepare for its Candidating Week this spring.

Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA)

Ganelle Holman


9:30 am
Drumming Circle
11:00 am

Tractors, Thunder and Thrown Gears: Life as Seen from Over-the-Road Trucks
Devin Keith will share the insights he gleaned from his time working as a truck driver. This sermon will preview the Summer Worship Series we have planned on the theme of Journeys.

2nd Sunday


11:00 am
Blessing of the Animals Service (Thomson Hall)
Rev. Jennie Barrington
This annual service is dearly important to UUCLR members, friends, and the wider community. We invite you to bring furry friends (leashes and carriers are encouraged), or toy animals or pictures as symbols. They will be blessed during the service by Rev. Jennie and the children. This service is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who called the animals his brothers and sisters.

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Kerrie Sernel


11:00 am
Planning Memorial Services
Rev. Jennie Barrington
This service will explore how a minister helps a group of loved-ones plan a memorial service, including for someone the minister has never met.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Suzanne Overgaard and Christina Mullinax


11:00 am
Words for Things We Love and Loathe
Rev. Jennie Barrington
Words such as “God,” “Sacred,” “Prayer,” “Church,” and even “Mission,” though not a significant concern at UUCLR, can be touchy in groups of UUs. They mean different things to different people. This service will explore ways we can understand one another’s “language of reverence.”

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arkansas
Rita Sklar