August 31 & September 2014
Sunday Services at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
with Bill Leonard; Celebrants: Laura Berardi
Media shapes the way we see the world. Knowing how media distortion happens can help us clean the blurry lens.
"What does it mean to be a people of promise?"
"The Covenants We Keep"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Jill Philby
As we consider this month what it means to be a people of promise, Mark will consider the implicit and explicit promises that guide our lives, especially those promises at the heart of Unitarian Universalism, a religion based in covenant rather than creed.
"Spiritual Promise of Social Action"
with Rev. Erin Gingrich; Celebrant: Mike Shaw
People get involved in working for social change for many reasons.
What is the promise of social action for our new Associate Minister for Social Justice and other lay leaders? They will share what motivates and when the promise of taking action is fulfilled.
"Love and Fear: Welcoming the Stranger among Us"
with Ministerial Intern Linda Barnes; Celebrant: Louise Alcorn
It is said that there are really only two emotions, love and fear. Love invites us to reach out, fear holds us back. Linda will consider how we might overcome our fear of the other to fulfill our promise to be truly welcoming and so be transformed by the gifts of radical hospitality.
"Called By Life"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrants: Margaret Schultz
Inspired, in part, by the wisdom of the Jewish High Holy Days, a time of repentance, reflection, and renewal, a meditation on the promises we make to life when we seek to understand, make amends, and forgive.