January 24: “Real Relationships Save Everything” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy
In the wake of the Inauguration, what is your part in helping heal America? As Michelle Obama said, “It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen.” Come and discern what your part is. Join us in this six-month challenge to learn, listen, reflect, read, watch, pray, share, reach out, laugh, cry and transform. As Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron says, “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” As You change Yourself, You heal the world. Stay for a small group discussion, “Real Relationships: Harmony Bound” facilitated by Rev. Mellen after virtual coffee hour.
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January 31: Annual “Word Service”with Tina Feindel and Sharon Mueller
Join Tina Feindel and Sharon Mueller for our annual Word Service as we celebrate in words and music, poetry and song. We’ll interweave words of praise, thanks and hope!
January 3: “Aha! The Power of Epiphany” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy
What’s the significance of those moments when our awareness shifts and we see with fresh eyes? And new vision is what we do need right now in these interesting times. “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.” said Einstein. 2021 is replete with challenges to solve and thus ripe with opportunities for fresh perspectives. You’re invited to a system upgrade! And we’ll get to vote on a new name for The Grinch! You’re welcome to stay for social hour after the service.
January 10: “As a City Upon a Hill: Regrouping after the Capitol Insurrection” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy
We are living in historic times. Join us on Zoom to be together after the challenges we have witnessed on our screens unfolding in Washington, DC this week. Let’s gather to support each other, remind each other of a larger vision of one humanity, and reach for deeper understanding and a broader view on what transpired.
Enjoy these words from President Calvin Coolidge, “To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.” Stay for coffee hour and time to talk after the service.
January 17: “We Are a Gentle Angry People.” with JoAnn Gaffron-Hargrove and Rajnii Eddins
Hymn 170:”We Are a Gentle, Angry People”. Yes, indeed, we are! This hymn so describes us. We are gentle, peace loving, kind, compassionate people who respect the worth and dignity of every person. But we are also angry about the social injustices, the hate, inequality, wars and suffering in the world and we want to do something about it.
We follow the example of Martin Luther King Jr.. We support Black Lives Matter We march and attend peaceful rallies. We read and discuss books like My Grandmother’s Hand and The Hate You Give.
Can we do more? Can a white person understand the black experience?
Our guest speaker will be Rajnii Eddins., spoken word poet, emcee and teaching artist. Originally from Seattle Washington, he has been engaging diverse community audiences for over 27 years. He was the youngest member of the Afrikan American Writers Alliance at age 11 and has been actively sharing with youth and community in Vermont since 2010. His latest work Their Names Are Mine aims to confront white supremacy while emphasizing the need to affirm our mutual humanity.