Drop-In Discussions

Drop-in discussions are held each Sunday morning in the Chalice Room on the second floor of our church, starting at 9:15 am. during the regular church year. 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 back with a virtual spin!

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

April 2021

April 6: What Would a just New York look like?

Dick Gilbert will lead a discussion of issues in Albany as prioritized by the new social action group: New York UU Justice: criminal justice, environment and medical aid in dying. Learn about democracy in action and what you can do.

April 13: Boycott? Divest? Sanctions?

Supporters of Palestinian Arabs have called for a boycott of Israel, similar to the boycott of South Africa in the apartheid era.  Supporters of Israel say this is anti-Semitic and a threat to that nation's existence.  Phil Ebersole will do his best to give an impartial account of the background of this issue, and lead a discussion.

April 20: From War to Peace.

The world is in transition. One thing we must do is end the war system of dispute settlement. But since WW2 our society has been oriented toward getting the fear, and the funding, in place for the next war. So, can we get to world peace? Hank Stone presents.

April 27: What does the bible say regarding the owning of slaves and what verses did American slave holders use to justify the practice?

LOVE of neighbor is one of the fundamental teachings of the Bible. Love, however, is diametrically opposed to the concept of oppressive slavery. Hence, some people are puzzled by the mention of slavery in the Bible. In ancient times God allowed his people to own slaves.  (Genesis 14:14, 15) Even in the days of the apostles, some Christians were slave owners and some were slaves. Rev. Michelle Yates presents.

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

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.

We acknowledge with respect the Seneca Nation, Keepers of the Western Door and part of the Haudenosaunee People, on whose ancestral land First Universalist Church now stands.

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