Joyce Tischler, Worship Associate and Jim Lewis, Director of Religious Education
The natural world contains millions of species of living beings, each creature a distinct individual connected to the whole of creation. We are one among many. Ancient Egyptians revered cats, as Hindus today revere cows. Let’s share a bird’s eye (and spiritual) view of the interdependent web of all life.
The Big Bang Of Human Conciousness, Part II
Tony Blake, speaker and musician, with Worship Associate Ellen Beeler, musician David Dodd, and Jim Lewis, Director of Religious Education.
Around 50,000 years ago, our ancestors degoloped a remarkable range of new talents. Painting, music, jewelry, clothing, advanced tools, communities, amd spiritual rituals became part of the human experience. Through story, music, imagery and spoken word, we will explore what lead to this explosion in human consciousness.
We the People: The Beauty of Interdependence
Meredith Guest with Worship Associate Jules Pelican and guest musician Elaine Lucia
On Independence Day our nation lauds values such as strength, freedom, and individualism. These ideas, while noble, have created all manner of suffering, as our history amply testifies. But perhaps there is a better way to understand ourselves—a richer, more complex notion of strength and freedom experienced and expressed within a context of community—that of interdependence. As UUs we need to be ready to question and challenge even sacred notions such as independence, and to articulate a larger vision of what it means to be a nation and a people. Join guest speaker Meredith Guest for a thoughtful and perhaps provocative consideration of this important and complex topic.
All in the Family: When Islam Becomes Your Brother
Adam Dyer with Worship Associate Jodi Boyle and Guest Musician Margaret Miles
Islam is all over our modern media. It is a faith tradition that is vilified and defended and receives more public attention in the post 9/11 era than any other tradition. Yet despite all of the exposure here in America, we still don’t get it. So what happens when someone in your very Christian American family adopts Islam as their faith? Here’s one story.