Upcoming Services

October 1st
“Daily Acts of Courage” / Apple Communion / John Murray
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
The theme for October is Courage, and here’s some of what the introductory materials say: “The bravery that makes it into the history books may save the world, but our ordinary courage keeps each other going. Watching someone else make it through another day helps us endure. Witnessing someone else confront bigotry allows us to bravely be more open about who we are. They say that courage is found by digging deep, but most often it is passed on.” We’ll also enjoy our annual Apple Communion. – ERS


October 8th
“Native Wisdom”
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
In some places, people are celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day this weekend, so it seemed to me an appropriate time to lift up our sixth UU source, “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature,” and the challenge of trying to live in harmony with nature. – ERS

October 15th
“The Joy of Giving”
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
You may know the name “Irma Rombauer” from her famous creation, The Joy of Cooking. You may not know that she qualifies as one of those famous Unitarians you probably didn’t know about, and that one version of the story of the book’s creation involves the First Unitarian Women’s Alliance. I’m going to suggest that the joy of giving is in some ways like the joy of cooking, but you’ll have to come to find out why that is. – ERS


 

October 22nd
“Shared Stories”
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
UU minister Gretchen Haley has made a list of the top ten stories she wishes all UUs knew. She observes that it used to be the case that ministers could refer to common stories and be able to assume that everyone in the congregation, even visitors, knew them. I’ll share some from her list, and some that I’d add, and ask you all to think about what are our common UU stories, and why they matter. – ERS


 

October 29th
“Santeria”
Frank Richmond will host a program on the Afro-American religion that originated in the Caribbean. Tomas Edison will perform African drumming.