Many of us think of ‘Improv’—performances that are unscripted and spontaneous—as light-hearted, playful comedy, and often that is the desired result. But like all disciplines, Improv has a few guidelines which lead to success—or at least an occasional chuckle. Is it possible the rules for Improv reflect a few life lessons from which we all could learn a thing or two? Set aside stodginess for a day and join us for a Sunday service which will include some audience participation!
Retirement is often not what was anticipated for retirees, or for those who deal with retirees. Neither try to do too much because there are too many good options, nor do nothing because you cannot decide which options to pursue.
~~ John Miller:
As apart of the annual Flower Communion Callie Amiday shared
about her journey into motherhood and the birth of other life
journeys with the song “We Are”. To listen to this service click here.
January 18th – Equality in America: Do We Still Have a Dream?
~~ Bill Chene, TBA (WA)
A discussion of Dr. King’s landmark speech, “I Have A Dream” and how far we’ve come in achieving the goals for equality he set forth in this iconic speech.
The title words were borrowed from Forbes Magazine, the thoughts were inspired by an eclectic group of sources. If we think of the life we lead as a product, how well are we doing? What are the results of the “venture capital” (resources) invested in you or me? Did we cross the boundary from being a resource sponge to being a productive asset? How do we know.
Seeing Ourselves Truly ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron preaching with John Miller
John and Eva are excited to bring another dialogue sermon to you. We will share stories and explore the ways we have of starting to see more clearly the privileges that come to us by virtue of our birth, race and status in life.
Musings from the Ministry Outside the Church
~~ Rev. Kali Hayslett, John Miller (WA)
As the Sunday before Memorial Day, it seems appropriate to take a moment to think about the many joys and sorrows of the passing year. As a hospice and hospital chaplain, Rev. Hayslett’s daily life is filled with experiences of what it means to “live while dying”. Please join us as she shares some stories about her ministry and what she believes it means to live well.
Planting the Seeds of Modern Religion: The Long Shadow
of Zarathustra ~~ Al Browne, Del Carpenter (WA)
Do you teach Zoroastrianism to your children? If you practice
any Abrahamic religion, you may be surprised to find that the
answer is “yes”. This presentation describes how some of the
core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are based on
ancient teachings of Zarathustra and how these ancient teachings
made their way into religions practiced today.
Martin Luther King: A Profile in Courage
Worship Associates Bill Chene and Del Carpenter bring us today’s message about how Dr. King and others in passive resistance movements displayed both courage and restraint in leading America’s civil rights movement. This will be the first of a two part series with Rev. Eva completing the message on the 19th.