Guest Speaker Mick Bates, Worship Associate Kristofer Sperry – Mick Bates joins us this morning to speak about gratitude and compassion.
The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Worship Associate Elaine Bowen and Director of Religious Education, Karen Lapidus – Blessings abound! We have so many reasons to be grateful. The choir will sing and so will we. The puppets will tell a tale. We will share communion. Come and be inspired. Everyone is invited to this special multigenerational celebration of blessing and gratitude.
Tom Beck and Worship Associate Lori McGee – The U.S. Military is a popular topic for radio and TV talk shows and political debates, but all too often the topic is treated in a superficial and exploitive manner. What’s it like to be a family member of a military service person who is on active duty? Tom Beck will share his experiences being an “Army Dad” and give some suggestions on how we can best approach the subject when we encounter family members of active duty personnel.
The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Marion Yeagler with special musical guest Galen DeVriendt – Galen DeVriendt is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Toledo. Members of the congregation who had the opportunity to hear Galen perform his music at Summer Institute last year will agree that we are in for a treat. This service will combine Galen’s original compositions with story and reflection in exploration of the fragile art of hospitality.
The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Ted Voneida – What makes a person an elder? What do we lose and what do we gain as we age? What are the gifts of growing older? Ted and I are inviting those who might consider themselves elders to share their thoughts with us. (If you would like to participate, please contact Melissa.) Reflections from members and friends of our congregation will be incorporated into this service exploring elder wisdom.
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