Services at 9 and 11 AM
Worship Theme for April – Stewardship of the Natural World
April 7 Four Spiritualities : The Naturalist Approach to the World
Rev. Michael Walker
In this installment of a four-part sermon series, Rev. Mike discusses the teachings of the Rev. Fred Campbell, who discerned and taught about four “voices of faith”, which others have since also called the Four Spiritualities. Rev. Campbell wrote, “Naturalists have a profound sense that humans are dependent upon and involved with the natural world of living and non-living entities.” For some, nature is all that is – the supernatural is not deemed possible, because it is not consistent with science and evolution. Naturalism seeks to find the answers to the big questions within the objective framework of the living world.
April 14 A Climate Ribbon Ritual - What are Me and You Going to Do?
Vicky Jungers with Barb Munn and Adrean Dills
It is hard to imagine that before 1970, there were no legal protections or guidelines of any kind in place to prevent pollution in our country. Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda with Congress authorizing the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly 50 years later we continue to face Earth and Climate Chaos. Join us today for a special ritual service as we deepen our discussion on what we can do. We will create a sacred opportunity to each make a personal commitment to what it is you love and hope not to lose to climate change.
April 21 Rolling Back the Stone Door: The Odd Concurrence of Easter and Earth Day
Rev. Michael Walker
Easter and Earth Day – we will be looking at themes of natural death, resurrection and the rebirth of nature, as well as a profound recognition of our responsibility to be good stewards of it all. Death begets life, but is there a point in which it is too much? What chance is there of resurrecting species that go extinct (outside of Jurassic Park…)? So, it’s our job to make sure we don’t go past that tipping point. This is a day to celebrate life again.
April 28 Revelation is Not Sealed
One foundation of Unitarian Universalism is that religion is not a one-size-fits all, and we must seek our own truth and meaning. What does it mean to have this freedom and responsibility in our society today?
AJ van Tine, MDiv - Ministerial Candidate
Rick Marshall - Worship Associate