March 3 Suzanne Reymer Mardi Gras & Lent for UU’s
What does Mardi Gras mean for UU’s aside from laissez les bon temps rouler? Might there be ways we can find wisdom in the season? Sue Reymer compares how this time of year was approached from her Catholic background to some newer UU perspectives.
March 10 Dr. Aaron Rosen Stations of the Cross: Art, Religion, and Pilgrimage in the 21st Century (Daylight Saving Begins)
Dr. Aaron Rosen will speak on the international public art project he co-founded, Stations of the Cross (www.artstations.org), which has traveled from London to Washington, D.C., New York City, and now Amsterdam. The exhibition uses the themes and iconography of the Passion as a lens to focus upon contemporary issues of social justice. It invites works of art and visitors from all faiths and none.
March 17 Adrian Jawort Finding LGBTQ Empathy Via Native American Ways
Northern Cheyenne journalist and author Adrian Jawort discusses traditional roles of gender fluidity and LGBTQ beliefs among Native societies as well as how we can learn from those belief systems to strive for a better understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ people today.
March 24 The Prinzings Singing for Spring
Join us for a musical celebration of the onset of springtime! Songs will be sung to you, for you, with you and by you, and the joys of the budding season will be well-celebrated!
Led by the Prinzings, Joyce, and other BUUF musicians, and thespians!
March 31 Stephanie Davis The Spiritual Life of Composers
Many of the greatest composers in the history of western classical music wrote their music for use in Christian worship. That does not mean that they were all necessarily ardent believers. In some (many?) cases, their spiritual lives were much more nuanced than one might assume upon first glance at an impressive catalogue of religious compositions. Stephanie Davis will share an exploration of the spiritual lives of two composers: Ludwig von Beethoven (a German Catholic) and Ralph Vaughn Williams (an English Protestant). After 30 years as a church musician, including 11 years at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd here in Billings, Stephanie transitioned to teaching piano full-time, including Keyboard Skills classes at MSUB.