Summer still happily unfolds all around us, but keep in mind as you enjoy it that on September 4 we will gather at our annual Labor Day Sunday service carrying small amounts of representative summer water with us, to co-mingle them and thus honor our many varied activities in the River of Life, near and
Everyone is welcome; meetings are at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Friday of even months. We’ll meet Friday, August 19, at Mary Romeo‘s home to discuss Karen Armstrong’s newest book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. If you’d like to be added to our email reminder list, or for directions, email Mary. Future books include:
Jaco B. ten Hove, co-minister, with Betty Petras, worship associate Raised as a rather rational UU, my humble study of Tibetan Buddhism’s approach to death has led me to some provocative places. (Bring along your trusty personal copies of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead.”)
Barbara W. ten Hove, co-minister, with Nancy Philip, worship associate Religious words can challenge UUs and yet more and more we are called to embrace a “language of reverence” in order to speak and be heard in the larger religious world. Can we reclaim some “wounded words” and accept the spiritual diversity we share?
I know from our singing that we all enjoy our hymnal’s “Chant for the Seasons” (# 73 if you need to look it up). That first line of the first verse fills our minds with its imaginative description of summertime turning the star wheel until autumn is upon us. And so it is, here and