Sunday, Jan. 5, 9 and 11 a.m. – “Kids These Days” – Rev. Anthony Johnson
Rev. Anthony Johnson will focus upon our newest generation, those between the ages of 3 and 23, who we may choose to call “Kids These Days.” Most of these young folks are still too young to have had a significant impact on our society but the older ones may be fighting our war in Afghanistan.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 9 and 11 a.m. – What Lessons Did This Holy Man Teach Us? – Maureen Lawlor, Bonnie MacGregor and Todd Hoberecht
St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1181– Oct. 3, 1226) is the Roman Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals, merchants, and nature and ecology. He abandoned a life of luxury after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the church and to live in poverty. St. Francis is remembered for his compassion for the vulnerable, especially poor people, sick people, and animals. His love of the Earth and all beings on it reflects our 7th principle of “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Please join us as we explore the lessons this amazing man taught the world and how they pertain to us today.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 9 and 11 a.m. – Integrity: A Story of Theodore Parker – Rev. Anthony Johnson
Rev. Theodore Parker is arguably the most well-known and quoted Unitarian Universalist minister who ever lived. His words and popular quotations would later inspire speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, Jan. 26, 9 and 11 a.m. – Yurok Wisdom for a Changing World – Christopher Peters
Chris Peters is a traditional Yurok/Karuk man who has spent the last 45 years working to revitalize Yurok culture and ceremony. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Parliament for the World’s Religions, which mobilizes interfaith communities to take action on critical issues facing humanity. His presentation will address the climate crisis and how traditional ecological knowledge may offer a pathway to recovery.