Sunday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. – Interdependence Day – Amy Day
Aboriginal artist Lilla Watson famously said, “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Each year around this time our country pauses to celebrate, calling forth words like “liberty, freedom, and independence,” failing to recognize that the freedoms enjoyed by some are often built upon the labors and oppression of others, not to mention the extraction of precious, finite resources from our Mother Earth.
What is the call for a progressive faith such as ours? Come as we explore a shift in our thinking and ways of being – away from the neo-liberal construct of freedom for the individual toward a holistic view that envisions and promotes liberation for us all.
Sunday, July 9, 11:00 a.m. – Music Sunday — Elisabeth Harrington with Ann Kilby
Elisabeth Harrington will lead musicians and congregation in a lively program of music full of love, to bring joy to our spirits.
Sunday July 16, 11:00 a.m. – Living Our Values by Banking our Futures — Valerie Gizinski and Julie Neander
In what ways can individuals make a difference in the quest for a greener, healthier planet? How we conduct our everyday lives matters for us, for those we love, and the health of our planet. Writing letters to local newspapers, choosing better banks and credit cards that do not finance fossil fuel projects, these are some of the ways we can work together to bring about a greener future.
Long-time Fellowship members, Valerie Gizinski and Julie Neander will present this program which has received rave reviews. They are also members of Third Act, which works toward a sustainable future.
Sunday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. – An Epidemic of Loneliness – Amy Day and Margaret Emerson
The U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, recently issued an advisory titled Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in which he warns of the damage done to our mental and physical health by spending too much time with our “devices” instead of with each other. In this service, we will look at the influence of the internet and social media on both youth and adults and what we can do to tap into the synergy of in-person contact as we reconnect and revitalize, post-pandemic.
Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. – Small-Group Sunday on the Role of Tech in Our Lives – Amy Day and Margaret Emerson
Following up on the previous Sunday’s topic, this service will offer a chance to talk to each other about the influence of the internet and social media on our lives, share what we’re doing to make mindful choices around our use of technology, and protect ourselves and our children from its damaging effects.
For the first time, we’ll be conducting our groups using the guidelines for deep listening crafted by the congregation at the service on June 4.