Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Eric van Baars – At this special multigenerational Ingathering Service we will celebrate the joy of belonging. Please bring a very small vial of water and soil to the service from a place that you feel you belong (symbolic water and soil is fine if it is not possible for you to get it from the place you have in mind). Children aged 3 and under will attend the nursery. Children aged 4 and up will attend the service.
Renee Zimelis Ruchotzke and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns – According to UU Theologian Paul Rasor, part of the postmodern challenge is related to our society’s emphasis on consumption over the common good. Does what we buy reflect who we are?
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Dani Beale – Last fall Brad Bolton was the highest bidder on the item I submitted for the service auction: the chance to choose a theme for a worship service. Brad gave me a most interesting challenge. I’ll tell you more about the challenge and about how I settled on my theme during the sermon. Here is a hint. If there were room on our outdoor sign for a subtitle it would read “A Theological and Spiritual Reflection on Reproductive Choice.”
Lori Mcgee with Worship Associate Kristofer Sperry – Have you ever wondered what your life’s purpose is? After reading Paulo Coello’s wonderful book, “The Alchemist”, last spring, I was inspired to lead a service which explores ways we can answer this question for ourselves. The answers might be easier to find than you think.
Bonnie Fraser with Worship Associate Christie Anderson – Members of the Neighboring Faiths class from the UU church and the United Church of Christ in Kent will share reflections about their experiences attending Jewish, Islamic, and Christian worship and the insights about contemporary issues learned through discussions with religious leaders.
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