Self described as an “itinerant, circuit-riding lay preacher” Arthur Thexton returns to Blue Hills UU this coming Sunday, April 30th to continue a study into “UU Traditions, Old and New. Exploring what they mean and why they are important, Thexton points out that “Central to UUs host of traditions and rituals is the standard of congregational independence and freedom of the pulpit for over 200 years.”
More recently, UU’s adopted “Six Sources and Seven Principles” as guides for all congregations; Thexton will share their history and that of traditional ceremonies practiced at particular seasons, such as the Flower Communion, created in the 1930’s by Rev. Norbert Čapek for his Unitarian congregation in Czechoslovakia.
Thexton attended Meadville/Lombard Theological School, then received his M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1974, after graduating cum laude from Beloit College in 1972. He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1977. He was at one time a resident of Rice Lake while serving as Assistant District Attorney in Barron County during, now residing in Wauwatosa, WI with his family
Blue Hills UU Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend in the sanctuary at 230 W. Messenger, Rice Lake, or on Zoom. The Zoom link is sent to members, although all interested may request it by contacting email@example.com. Gathering for fellowship & coffee after the service is encouraged. https://bluehillsuu.org