Drop-In Discussions

Drop-in discussions are held on the first Sunday morning of each month in the Chalice Room on the second floor of our church, starting at 9:15 am. during the regular church year, and Tuesday evenings as well via Zoom. Over the summer months, we begin at 11:30 am. Sometimes our discussions are based on certain books or articles, but you don’t have to read anything or do any advance preparation to participate. Just drop-in. People of all viewpoints are welcome to make presentations or join in the discussions.

Do you have a topic for us? Please contact DropInDiscussion@uuroc.org.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Drop-In Discussions are virtual!

We meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm.

We are also having in-person discussions on the first Sunday of each month in the Chalice Room at First Universalist. 

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87535284436?pwd=ckI4NGdUVXVLVGJKYXdMMEx0RHFZdz09

Meeting ID: 875 3528 4436
Passcode: 665971

December 2022

Sunday, December 4 at 9:15am in the Chalice Room *In-Person* - Racial Justice and Economic Justice

What is the relation between racial justice and economic justice? Are they ever in tension? Phil Ebersole will facilitate. Everyone is welcome to drop in. Hat tip to Melissa Parrish for suggesting the topic

Tuesday, December 6: Haudenosaunee Land Acknowledgement...Another Look

Is it a consciousness raiser and a first step, or does our well-meaning acknowledgement erase indigenous people and sanitize history? Trish Corcoran, of the Bear Clan in Tonawanda Onondowaga presents.

Tuesday, December 13The Zen Farmer Story: Differing Perspectives

The story of the ‘Zen farmer’ whose fortunes fluctuate between good and bad seems meant to imply that things work out well in the end for those who practice the Zen teaching of detachment. But are we getting the whole story and are the apparent benefits of detachment a valid or useful reading of the story? We’ll discuss differing perspectives concerning this story and the teaching it seems meant to convey. John Lukes presents.

Tuesday, December 20: Let's Talk Sabbatical

Rev. Lane-Mairead will be joined by members of the Sabbatical Task Force to talk about their upcoming ministerial sabbatical beginning June 19, 2023. Come learn what they anticipate doing for their sabbatical and how the church is getting prepared for this time.

Tuesday, December 27: Open Topic- Happy Holidays!

Do you have hopes and plans for the new year, would you like to reflect on the holiday season, or is there something else on your mind?

Have you read or written a book or article, attended or presented a workshop or talk, or have a topic that you would like to share with us? Is there a topic you would like to learn more about? Please contact Drop-In Discussion Committee: DropInDiscussion@uuroc.org

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If you have an outside speaker in mind that you think should be invited, have a topic you’d like discussed or, better still, would be willing to lead a discussion, please contact dropindiscussion@uuroc.org.