Summer Service are held on Sundays at 10:00 am.
July 1—No Service
July 8 Melting Pots and Salad Bowls: Celebrating our Differences
by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Have you ever wondered where the term “Melting Pot” came from, to describe our society here in the United States? In the spirit of 4th of July, and with all that has been happening with our nation’s immigration policies, come learn why we are in need of a better, more healing metaphor to celebrate our differences.
July 15 Finding Common Ground by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Last week we talked about why honoring our differences is such an important part of our faith. But it’s also good to remember how we are the same, and seek to find commonalities even when they might not be obvious.
July 22 Mind the Gap by Andy Mast, Fellowship Member
Any visitor to London will instantly recognize this as the safety message regularly heard at tube stops as well as the iconic image that goes along with it. In addition to being valuable safety advice, the phrase also suggests rich meanings about space, time and repose: the gaps in both our internal and external worlds. How do we maintain awareness of, create and manage these spaces in our lives? “Minding the gap” has many rich and varied meanings to examine, and you won’t even need a passport to enjoy this journey!
July 29 Deep Sustainability: An EcoTheistic View of Big History by Rev. Michael Dowd
A deep-time “big picture” is vital for staying sane and sober in confusing and contracting times. Such an evidence-based “sacred realism” can help us accept what is inevitable, avoid what is futile, and be a blessing to friends, family, and neighbors in a difficult and uncertain world. This sermon by renowned eco-theologian and TEDx speaker, Michael Dowd, bridges the gap between head and heart and celebrates the convergence of science, inspiration, and sustainability.