FEBRUARY 03, 2019



Please join us this Sunday morning as Fellowship leader, and Past Fellowship President, William 'Bill' Edwards, will share the story of the Day of the Innocents.

In the New Testament, the Massacre of the Innocents is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem.

     Most modern biographers of Herod, and probably a majority of biblical scholars, dismiss Matthew's story as an invention. The Church has claimed the children murdered in Jesus's stead as the first Christian martyrs, 
Although now 'celebrated' in many countries, the Day of the Innocents is marked by playing tricks or silly jokes.  Although King Herod is long gone, the suffering of innocents remains very much with us in present day. 

Please join us after today's service for our First Sunday Potluck.  There is always plenty and we encourage you to stay and share our fellowship.
Past President and long time member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lafayette, William  'Bill' Edwards is retired from the computer science department at the University of Louisiana. Bill also serves as the Historian for the Fellowship and Chair of the Services Committee.

Bill's hobbies include wood working, photography, and films.