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.
Join us for Services Sunday Mornings at 10 AM
Childcare provided on Sundays.
Holiday Service for All Ages
The Rev. Janet C. Bush and the Worship CommitteeA celebration of December holidays through readings, stories and song, and the traditional decorating of our mitten tree. Please bring hats, gloves, and men’s cotton socks to share with community members served by area homeless shelters.
(No religious education classes today)
Christmas Eve Services at 4 and 7 PM
Two services of lessons and carols, with a family focus at the 4 PM service.
December 28Hymn Sing
The Worship CommitteeA year end tradition, at which members of the congregation choose favorite hymns for all to sing. There are no religious education classes, but childcare will be provided.
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