Transformation vs. Acceptance

Please join us this morning as Mary Guirard, Fellowship Secretary, shares with us the sermon of  Rev. Douglas Taylor (based on the work of Jane Rezpka) which asks us to consider how acceptance of ourselves and others may be the first step in transformation.
"As we create this community of support and acceptance, may we also build the capacity for each of us to weather our storms, and be transformed."
As Unitarian Universalists we affirm and promote our third principle:  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

Born many years ago in St. Martinville, LA.  Came from a large catholic family. Had a peaceful, small-town childhood.  Passionate about ballet.  Studied for 10 years as a child and for 30 years as an adult. Now practices yoga and T’ai Chi.
Graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane. MA from UL.  Had the opportunity to live and study out of the country.  Raised 4 kids in the country on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin near Catahoula – making hay, raising cattle, gardening, canning fruit and veggies, making yogurt and butter.
Taught family literacy for 13 years in New Iberia and St. Martinville.  And for the last 12 years worked as an interpretive ranger at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville. 
Do you have an announcement for our Sunday Order of Service?  Please submit your notice no later than Friday at 5 PM by emailing the information to Scott Ferguson:  scott@uulala.org
Interested in a night of socializing with other UUs and friends? Jackie will host so click HERE to email her and let her know your preferred night and time.
The 2nd Thursday UULALA Movie Night will be the 2019 Astra Taylor film, What is Democracy.
This reflection on democracy spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy, and from modern-day Greece grappling the with its financial collapse and mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its past and the growing gap between rich and poor. "

Ann and Mike are our hosts.  Please join us at 7:00 for snacks, film at 7:30.  All are welcome.  110 Seville, Lafayette, LA