5 May Three Mortalities
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
The poet Wendell Berry writes, “No, no, there is no going back. / Less and less you are / that possibility you were. / More and more you have become / those lives and deaths / that have belonged to you.” This morning we will explore what it means to become the lives and death that have belonged to us through three particular mortalities selected by last fall’s service auction sermon winner, Gene Wenninger.
12 May Family Matters
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy
We often say that families come in all shapes and sizes and that love is what makes a family. This morning we will again affirm the many ways in which families are formed and nurtured as we reflect upon why it is that families still matter.
19 May Lessons from the Life of Malcolm X
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Kristina Spaude
If Malcolm X were still alive, he would have been turning 88 years old on this day. Over the course of his life cut too short, Malcolm X made an incredible journey from an exclusivist affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood to an expan-sive embrace of what he called “the family of man.” This morning we will tell his story and listen for the inspiration it holds for our own lives.
26 May The Angel of the Battlefield
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj
This Memorial Day weekend we will return again to the story of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Bar-ton devoted her life to tending the needs of soldiers. How are we tending the needs of soldiers and their families today and caring for veterans and their families when they finally return home?