Sunday Services

Sunday, March 1 – 9 and 11 a.m. – “Wisdom in Today’s World” – the Rev. Anthony Johnson

What is wisdom? How does it differ from knowledge? Is the difference worth discerning? This sermon will explore the landscape of the difference between knowledge and wisdom and how that difference plays out in our modern world. Or, as in the words of Johnathan Jena, “True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes you are both the prison and the key.”

Sunday March 8 – 9 and 11 a.m. – Wisdom from the Stars – the Rev. Dr. Jon Pedicino

How does our understanding of astronomy change our perspective about our place in the Universe? Our evolving understanding of our place in and potential uniqueness in the Universe has the potential to reframe our perspective both of ourselves and planet Earth and our call to act within this frame of reference. Wisdom is the application of experience to judgment. We will experience the broader Universe expressed in time and space.

Jon has taught astronomy at College of the Redwoods for 20 years and served as a Catholic Deacon for almost eight years. His teaching and ministry exists at the intersection of science and faith.

Sunday March 15 – 9 and 11 a.m. – “Beware, the Ides of March” – the Rev. Anthony Johnson

As we mark this infamous day of the Roman calendar, are there lessons for us from the political death of Emperor Julius Caesar? This sermon will explore the religious observances of this day, its recognition as a day of settling debts, and the implications of political retribution.

Sunday March 22 – 9 and 11 a.m. – What Is the Best Advice You Have Ever Been Given? – Maureen Lawlor

Does good advice come from wisdom or does wisdom come from good advice? Please join this interactive service as we explore what pearls of wisdom we have been given in our lives and what we did with them. Feel free to share with the Fellowship or simply listen to the experiences of others.

Sunday March 29 – 9 and 11 a.m. – Ecology and Theology – the Rev. Michael Dowd

Rev. Dowd, who was honored with his wife in 2016 as Unitarian Universalist Religious Humanists of the Year, will present a richly illustrated multi-media presentation that builds on his 2014 TEDx talk and his book, “Thank God for Evolution.” The book has been endorsed by a Nobel Award-winning scientist, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.