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“An Ageist Story” by Mark W. Harris  January 13, 2019

“An Ageist Story” by Mark Harris – Is American society ageist? Old people are put out to pasture, and no one pays any attention to them. To compensate we all pretend that we are forever young. Many us, even if we are old, can be ageist, too.

“Strength for the Journey” by  Mark W. Harris –  January 6, 2019

“Strength for the Journey” by Mark Harris – On Epiphany we celebrate the arrival of the three magi at the end of their journey to find the holy child. What journeys will you have in the new year? For me, I will have a journey into retirement, and a big move. Where will your journey take you?

Circle Suppers are Coming

Sign up soon for potluck suppers being hosted in  February!

Two of these will be held at the church with child care provided – Sat. Feb 2, and Sun. Feb 3.
Meet and get to know others, and talk about Living Our Values.

“Silence of the Season” by Mark W. Harris – December 9, 2018

“Silence of the Season” by Mark W. Harris – Silence has always played a critical role in religious journeys. Does silence play a role in your life? Do other people silence you sometimes with their words or looks? When is silence a weapon, and when is it a source of strength?

 “Longing for God” by Mark W. Harris  December 2, 2018

“Longing for God” by Mark W. Harris – Many members of UU congregations are humanists who usually say that all religion is an expression of human longing for meaning , connection, and hope, to make life and memory meaningful or “sacred.” But what about God? Do we still have a longing or desire for the divine, and how does it play a role in our lives?

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