Rethinking Conventional Wisdom ~~ Ruth Walker, Del Carpenter (CA) Some of W.E.B. DuBois’ writings, especially from his later years, generated challenges to ideas Ruth had accepted with little study or thought. How much propaganda have we swallowed?
If we remove the spiritualism, is there still any reason to gather together? What do we look for from each other, and what do we expect to share with our chosen community? Let us explore some of the ways in which we can and do lift each other up.
Fifty years backsliding as a UU might also be an apt title, or fifty years “and all I gave them was. . .”. Some may remember Andy Griffith’s comic line, “what it was. . .was football”. Del Carpenter hopes to be able to say “what it was. . .was meaningful” or “what it was. . .was spiritual”. And definitely some of it was meaningful, spiritual growth.
Floralyn will share how three passions in her life—turtles, goddesses, and labyrinths—have taken her through a very transformational life process. She will challenge you to take a look at your own experiences and consider how they may have transformed you in some way or another.
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.