On our CVUU sign out front is the slogan, “Where reason and spirituality meet.” UUs pride themselves on relying, in large part, on reason and evidence in constructing their view of the universe and their place in it. However, how often do we stop to examine exactly what that means? This becomes especially important since our nation appears to be embarked on a course of unreason in so many areas of life.
Peter Mayer, guest speaker. In this service, singer-songwriter Peter Mayer will deliver a message about how UUism can help us connect spiritually with the story of the universe as described by science. He’ll also sing a song or six. (We wish to thank Peter Mayer for allowing us to include his music in this podcast)
Come hear about Lynn’s own journey on his pagan spiritual path which hopefully will give some insight to others.
Poetry Sunday , here’s how it works: anyone who wishes to may share a poem of either their own making or of a favorite poet. There will be a three minute time limit to assure that everyone gets a chance to read. As always, taste is a concern so be mindful of your audience. After everyone has had a turn to share, we will then let people read a second or third time, time permitting.
We understand that the arts as a whole are important to humanity, but why specifically do we need to keep our creative habits alive? In this service, we will explore music and other creative facets to discuss why the arts matter and what we can do to preserve the practice of creative pursuits.
On April 28th we did an interactive service on the title “Change, Expectations and Tolerance”. We talked a lot about our life changes that brought us to be UU’s, but we didn’t talk much about other changes that have affected our life and the expectations that go along with those changes. We will explore the expectations we have for ourselves and others regarding those changes and what we will tolerate and what we will not.
David Drum will reflect upon the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.
A meditation will be given at 3 minutes into the service. Please contemplate the image of the Dark Side of the Moon. Photo compliments of NASA.
Readings from Apollo 11 astronaut’s will occur at 13 minutes into the service. Watch the accompanying YouTube video while listening to the readings.
Hymns & Music:
#301 Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (Singing the Living Tradition) : After opening words.
#1064 Blue Boat Home (Singing the Journey): after message.
“Fly Me To The Moon” by Bert Howard sung by Frank Sinatra. Postlude music.
We will celebrate our fathers on this special day. Come prepared to listen to some of our members talk about their father, as well as share some stories of being a father. We want to make this a happy celebration. Discussion moderated by Parker an Shawn McNally.