Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – In many Jewish homes, there is an empty chair and place setting at the Seder table in memory of those who cannot be present to celebrate. The stories and traditions of Passover are filled with powerful themes of hospitality, remembrance and liberation. This morning we will delve into the wisdom of these important Jewish holy days.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen – Today as we mark the vernal equinox and rejoice in the changes brought by spring, we will reflect on the place of change in our lives. Even when change is welcome it can be accompanied by stress. How do we navigate the challenge of change?
Justice Sunday is our annual Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) report of the service committee’s work and membership drive. We will be presenting what the UUSC, our beloved Church, our members, and you can do for Environmental Justice. UUSC’s efforts in Environmental Justice directly support our own efforts in becoming a Green Sanctuary. Our UUSC born out of humanitarian work during the Holocaust and most recently Haitian earthquake relief needs our help and we do that by becoming UUSC members. When we give money for a particular action — all that money goes to that cause — therefore our memberships help with logistical and staff support. Without members UUSC would not be here. The UUSC works closely with the UUA, but does not receive any funds from the UUA.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus, and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns – If he were still alive Theodore Geisel, more famously known as Dr. Seuss, would have been 106 years old this week. During this special service for all ages we will celebrate the wit and whimsy of Dr. Seuss and lift up the insight and inspiration contained in his work.
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