Poetry Service: “Detours” Lisa Reitzes

This service will feature several members of the congregation reading poems of their choosing – written by them or another author – related to the overall theme of “Detours. It is said that “Life is what happens to us while we’re busy making plans.” Just like on a road trip,

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“Singing for Our Lives” Scott Farrell

As a species and as individuals, we humans connect with others and express our personal spiritual and emotional lives through our singing voices. We’ll be singing, and honoring the ways people have used their collective voices to promote unity and explore how we personally can more fully express ourselves.

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It’s Complicated: Appalachian Life Inside and Out – Marion Kee

Appalachia’s culture, history, peoples, legends and reality have been shaped by powerful, often extreme factors–the exceptionally rugged landscape; outside incursions from DeSoto forward; 200 years of violent conflict on its soil from the early white settlement through the Mine Wars; and waves of industrialization, exploitation and environmental damage, which continue.

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Clergy Response to the Environmental Crisis – Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson, in a sermon-writing class in seminary at Seattle University, proposed that the clergy’s response to the Environmental Crisis has been lukewarm or even Anti-Climatic. In true environmental consciousness, Charlie will be recycling the class assignment and sharing his views on the role of clergy in the Environmental Crisis.

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Finding and Being Found – Lisa Reitzes

In her song “Soul Spring”, Kathleen Tracy asks “Where do you go to find, the spring where your soul drinks deep?” There are places that we go to seek comfort, insight, sustenance, answers, or even hard questions.  One of the UU Principles that unites us as a community of faith

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