Our first service in March features members and friends of our UU Jazz group. Many forms of jazz begin with a tune, played straight, as originally written. After the tune is played through, the musicians take turns making something new out of this basic structure. We might think of the original tune as a statement of truth, and the improvisations as responses to the question, “But is that all there is?”
The second service, on March 11, is a 10 AM service for all ages. It will be built around an improvisation on the classic myth about Pandora. Is it possible to hide truths about life’s difficulties? What would happen if we could?
On March 18, I’ll base my reflections on the film, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” a documentary the Big Ol’ Gay Committee will show on March 16. In that film, parents and their adult gay and lesbian children share journeys colored by literalist biblical “faith” that taught them that homosexuality is a sin. They are gripping stories of struggle, and varying degrees of coming to terms, with different kinds of truth.
Finally, on March 25, our youth will lead us in worship, giving us a glimpse of their own searches for truth and meaning as they explore impermanence and transformation.
I look forward to discovering what will emerge, as spring officially makes its entrance. Here is one of my already-discovered truths: I am blessed and grateful to be your minister.
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Simple Gifts – The Religion of KindnessAndrea Zucker
Ruminations on the Dalai Lama's "simple religion" of kindness, the Jewish philosophy of “tikkun olam” (repair of a broken world), and open-hearted compassion as the path to saving ourselves and our planet. Also, why kindness may not be so simple after all--and some ideas of how we might put all this into practice.
The Reverend Janet C. BushInspired by the Robert Frost poem “Choose Something Like a Star,” an exploration of what stays us when we are knocked off balance.
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