As part of the month of "Trust," retired professor of Mathematics and Assistant to the Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs, Dr. Donald R. Cole, will share insights and life experiences with our congregation.
As many of our members are moving into midlife or the elder stage of life some guideposts may be available from a surprising source. Rev. Gail Tapscott has been reading fairy tales and theories about them for years and will share some of the lesser known stories and their wisdom to help us negotiate the second half of life.
In these times when good news is hard to find and our core values and goals as Unitarian Universalists are being challenged in seemingly unprecedented ways, Hope may sometimes be hard to sustain. Ken believes fervently that “music with a message” is one magical avenue towards holding on to Hope. In this program he will share with us songs that he feels express that hope with inspiring lyrics and lovely melodies.
We welcome John Chappell, Development Director who will tell us about this grassroots organization and their outreach to young people through civic engagement and other projects.
Can we improve our relationship to the Earth? Our seventh UU principle states that we respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Within our current society the challenges for connecting to this principle are sizeable, and significant change is needed to alter our current unsustainable trajectory. Rather than focus on how we fall short, Carla Carr and Jason Taylor will introduce a few innovative possibilities, a small sampling of novel and inventive approaches to solving some our pressing environmental issues.
Rev. Gail Tapscott and friends will share some thoughts on starting the new year with real changes not quickly thrown over resolutions. We also plan some type of Burning Bowl ritual. Join us to start regrouping for 2019.
Rev. Gail Tapscott looks forward to gathering with those of you in town for the holidays to share some of the many ways that our spiritual ancestors helped create or spread many of the customs, rituals and music that everyone now associates with this festive season. Even Rev. Gail was amazed at some of the facts her research uncovered. We will sing some of the favorite seasonal music likely without musicians.
We bring together different world traditions celebrating the winter solstice. The winter solstice is typically known as the shortest, darkest day of the Northern Hemisphere, and the day when the light begins to return. However, we focus not only on the imminent return of the light, but also on the inherent value of winter, cold, and fallow times as spaces for meditation, reflection, and healing.