Sunday, February 18, 2024

Seeds of Justice / The Legacy of Howard Thurman

9:15 AM: Seeds of Justice

An in-person all-ages service led by Director of Religious Exploration Colleen Thoele and Affiliated Community Minister Renée Ruchotzke with a reflection by Benny Hovancsek.

Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe said, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”. This morning we will center justice for our beloved Earth and all of her children.

10:00 AM Lifespan Religious Exploration

Religious exploration for our children and youth in classrooms.

Facilitated small reflection groups for adults in Hobbs Hall using our wondering questions:

Guiding Quote: “Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

  • Have you ever had a special spot somewhere in nature? Briefly describe it. What feelings did/do you have when you spend time there?
  • What if ― you knew in your bones ― that nature loved you back. What would be different?

10:00 – 11:15 AM Community Café

Our social hour in Hobbs Hall is open to all. Connect with others, learn about the church, find out about programs and other opportunities to connect.

Acme, Giant Eagle, and Meijer grocery gift cards will be available for purchase. Learn more about this fundraiser.

11:00 AM: The Legacy of Howard Thurman

A multi-platform service (both in-person and on Zoom) guest led by CLM Deb Kotte (UU Congregation of Greater Canton), Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee, and Musician Brad Bolton.

Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981) is known as a theologian and mystic, an educator and an author, a spiritual advisor and mentor. He has also been referred to as the godfather of the civil rights movement. The power of his faith and the bonds of his community supported his life and ministry. Let us celebrate the life and legacy of a man whose philosophy and teachings continue to inspire and inform, with their timeless wisdom and relevance. Photo: Dr. Howard Thurman / © 2005 Boston University Photography (used with permission)

CLICK HERE to view, download, or print the Order of Service.

Learn more about our “new” Sunday morning format.

Share this: