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Upcoming Sunday Services:
Sunday, 18 March 2018, 11 am
Rev. Michael J.S. Carter
“The Sermon on the Amount”
When we as UUs talk about supporting our churches, we are no different from other churches. Any congregation, from the largest Cathedral to the smallest chapel, is always supported by the gifts of those common people who love it and who work for it and who support it as they are able. It is the love of its congregation that ultimately sanctifies a church, or a temple, a mosque, or a meetinghouse and makes of it a sanctuary, a holy place, a community that transcends time. As a clergy person, I am always humbled by the loving loyalty and the stunning generosity of spirit in which people hold their churches and this congregation is no exception. Let’s talk about money.
Sunday, 25 March 2018, 11 am|
Rev. Michael J.S. Carter
“Your Inner Landscape”
UUCSV Choir will perform
On many occasions you have heard me stress to you the importance of cultivating an inner or interior life; to take the time to self-reflect, to not be so “other aided” where everything is focused on what is happening or going on outside of you. Otherwise you become a mere victim of outer circumstances and the inner life or inner consciousness will produce the outer experience and not the other way around. By cultivating our way of thinking and feeling about life circumstances we develop and cultivate our inner landscape.
Now, one of the challenges of doing this type of work is to decide just how much of the cultivated self one wants to reveal. Which one of these landscapes do you want to clean up so to speak? Which one of these so called landscapes is the real and authentic you? These landscapes may vary in appearance depending on who you are, where you stand in life and how you choose to present yourself. Choice is very important in life, for life is a series of choices made (or not made), and not realizing this can be extremely deleterious to the life you are trying to lead whether you are ignorant of this fact or not. All is choice. Even not making a choice is a choice.
As UUs we often find ourselves pondering what exactly redemption means, especially on Easter Sunday. Internationally acclaimed musician and guest speaker Joe Jencks, will explore in narrative and song, why redemption is such a vital and integral spiritual concept for liberal religious traditions. This is no April Fools joke! (We are thrilled to be able to bring Joe to our pulpit. We caught him on his way to Music Week at the Mountain. Don’t miss this service! Learn more here: http://joejencks.com)