Showing Up at the Edge of our Own Longing
09/20/2020
speaker:

The theme of this Sunday’s Zoom service is Renewal. Folks might want to bring a drum or other percussion instruments to Sunday's service, as I notice there's a lot of rhythm and drumming in many of the songs.
Even dried beans in a box make a good rhythm instrument!

George Eliot wrote that “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” We will explore that paradox in some of the many ways to think about renewal. Sheila will reflect on starting over with the help of “gospels” such as the wisdom Dr. Seuss, The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, the Old Testament, the Wiccan Wheel, the poetry of Mary Oliver and Joy Harjo, the music of the New York City Virtual Choir and Orchestra, and the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons of Bill Waterson, to name a few.
(Oh, and did we mention? An amazing roller coaster ride!)
Sheila: “When I set out to plan a service I always try to tie it to at least one of the 7 UU Principles. The theme of Renewal speaks to The inherent worth and dignity of every person as well as a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Through music and dance and poetry and humor and empathy we will embrace some questions about renewal and starting over and be perfectly OK with messy answers. Then we will put those in our proverbial pockets to ponder throughout the week!”
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!