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Love, Actually

By Jon Sievert

In a talk titled “Love, Actually,” Reverend Mark Johaningsmeir and Judith Jenya explore the topic of love as the core of friendship, intimacy, pleasure, and solace at any stage of life.

UU Service
By Rev. Mark Johaningsmeir
and Judith Jenya
Sun, Aug 16, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

The couple, who met in San Miguel de Allende in 2010 and married, will share personal and professional experiences and explain their belief that background and demographics do not matter in a relationship nearly so much as do sharing deep common values and choosing to commit oneself to the other.

Mark is a retired Methodist minister who grew up in Waukegan, IL, and was educated at Grinnell College (Iowa) and Bethel Theological Seminary (Minnesota). He was ordained in the United Methodist Church and served congregations in Minnesota and Colorado for 25 years. He moved to Guanajuato in the spring of 2006 and now devotes his time to writing, exploring the inner and outer worlds, and making a new life with Judith.

Judith has had many careers, including educator, psychotherapist, and an attorney specializing in family law and mediation. She was educated at Reed College, University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University, and the University of Hawaii-School of Law. In 1992 she founded the Global Children’s Organization to bring healing to children affected by war and violence in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, and Los Angeles. She concluded her professional life as the executive director of a synagogue in California and moved to San Miguel in the spring of 2006.

Special music for the service will be provided by husband and wife Michael Moore and Paula Peace, principals of the Atlanta classical musical community for decades, and part-time San Miguel residents. Michael has played the tuba for 48 years in the Atlanta Symphony and Paula is the recently retired director and pianist of the Atlanta Chamber Players.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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