9:30 a.m. Discussion Group
Discussion will be led by the amazing Sally Wells. Please review the following to prepare for the discussion:
Primal Reverence: Reverence is an organic human experience that requires no supernatural explanations.
Quotes from UU Minister Kendyl Gibbons’ article:
Perhaps the most essential tenet of liberal religion, across all mythologies and ritual vocabularies, is that each one of us is responsible for what we do with, and about, and because of that experience of reverence. It is not society’s job, it is not our parents’ job, it is not even ultimately the church’s job or any minister’s job, but yours alone, to decide how you will respond to that breathtaking beauty, which consists partly in the recognition that you and the world around you and the creative energy of the whole universe are embedded in the same source, and are in some profound way the same thing.
It seems to me that skepticism is actually the most reverent posture there is; the longing to know for ourselves, not to be misled; the willingness to take responsibility for discovering what, if anything, might be actually worthy of our worship, and to give our reverence to nothing less.
We gather not because we think we can force those experiences to happen on demand at 11:00 on a Sunday morning – sometimes they do, although you can’t count on it – but rather because we want to remember and affirm them; we want to testify that we are the kind of beings who have such experiences, and that they can change us for the better, and give shape to the larger meaning of our lives.
##### CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM CONVENES AT 9:30 A.M. #####
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
The enchanting Rev. Patt will explore, on this President’s Day weekend, how COMPASSION was a part of the Washington and Lincoln presidencies.
Board meeting to follow the service. If you wish to attend, please speak to Rev. Patt or one of the board members.