Services in March - Anticipation
Mar 2: “How to Anticipate the Future Without Anxiety or Fear” with the Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock. This service will explore how we can prepare for coming events in our lives without anxiety and worry, balancing optimism and pessimism, and being open to the future while living in the present.
Mar 9: "Anticipating Heaven” Join Brent Dubach as he presents a humanist perspective on what it means to anticipate heaven in the here and now. Humanism affirms the ability of human beings to live lives of goodness, creating a ‘heaven on earth.’
Mar 16: Celebrate “Purim: The Story of Queen Esther” with the Rev. Beatrice Hitchcock. This holiday is one of the happiest and most fun in the Jewish tradition, and requires congregational participation. Esther is one of the great heroines of the Hebrew Scriptures – she saved her people at a time when they were anticipating death at the hands of a terrible villain. This is an intergenerational service.
Mar 23: "An Anticipation of Peace" Mike Richard and Dianne McRae will present a Taizé service. Taizé is a form of contemplative worship. It originated in the 1940's in the French village of Taizé in Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy when the Swiss Protestant pastor, Brother Roger Schütz-Marsauche, started a community to encourage the reconciliation of the various Christian churches. The form of the Taizé service is a series of readings and chants that are repeated many times to permit the mind space for contemplation. With a unique UU twist, we will be participating in these rounds of readings and chants, rather than a sermon, giving us the opportunity to deepen our understanding of peace within ourselves.
Mar 30: “Hot CoCo: Congregational Covenanting” with Cindy Fesgen, Michelle Bull, and Larry Sargent. Unitarian Universalists don’t have a creed or dogma. Our congregations are bound together by covenant. What does it mean to be people of a covenant? Meet your new Team on Shared Ministry and discover your role in honoring and making your covenant work.