Speakers This Month
SPEAKERS IN SEPTEMBER 2017
“Strong People = Strong Congregations”
Rev. Frank Papandrea will be speaking about empowering individuals for corporate and then global influence with a vision to change the world by caring . . . one good person at a time.
Music: Tasha Robinson, harpist
“The Omega Conspiracy”
Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier will be our speaker saying, no one expected to find an explanation for UFOs in Genesis 6! Nor did anyone expect two former U.S. Presidents to explain them further: Carter saw one flying over Georgia, and Eisenhower saw one of the “Beings” in a U.S. Air Force hangar in Colorado. Dr. I.D.E. Thomas wrote to explain the “Nephilim” and the “Flood” in Genesis.
Prior to her ordination, Emmalou Kirchmeier served three churches on the Rhode Island border for two years. She was Ordained in the Central Penn. conference in 1983. She graduated from Boston University School of Theology in 1987. She was lead minister for The Vermont Community church, (Baptist and Methodist). After 9/11/01 She was called to Binghamton, New York as Chaplain for Elizabeth Church Manor. Rev. Kirchmeier was lead Minister at The UMC Monroeton Charge for five years serving Monroeton, Liberty Corners in Pennsylvania and Powell congregations, with a radio ministry from Monroeton. Since she retired, she was called for 13 weeks to preach at Christ UMC in Bradenton, and was a volunteer Chaplain at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton for three years. She continues to teach Creative Writing, diagnose Scotopic Sensitive children for Irlen Clinic of California, and is available for marriage counseling as taught by the Irien Clinic of California. Music: Barbara Jensen
Nels Gullerud and Walter Hodgdon will speak of the values at the epicenter of the Meditation Group they lead at Manatee UU every Thursday evening at 7:30. The link between Eastern mysticism and Unitarian UniverMusisalism is stronger than most people may imagine: Unitarian Ralph Waldo Emerson devoted half his life to the study of religion in India.
“The Problem with Creeds”
Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker will speak in celebration of Religious Freedom Week. His sermon will explore how creeds stifle religious freedom. Music: Tasha Robinson