October 6, 2019 (10 am): Paradox – Path to Wholeness
Tom Kircher. Religious life can be hard to understand. On Friday night
we celebrate winning the hometown football game; on Sunday we are told
that we must lose our life to save it. We are told to save money for the
future; religious values honor charity. Our culture gives accolades to
the rich and famous and high achievers; yet somehow God favors the poor
and outcast. Tom Kircher's sermon will explore paradox as a means for
breaking the deadlock of duality and creating space for wholeness and
October 13, 2019 (10 am): Church, Climate, and the Divine
Rev. Al. With the children of the world calling on adults to save their
future we all have a responsibility to listen. Rev. Al will bring
thoughts. There will be time after the sermon for the congregation to
October 20, 2019 (10 am): The Chalice – Rituals Matter
Rev. Al. Have you ever wondered why we light the chalice on Sunday
morning as a sacred moment in beginning worship? Rev. Al will share
the history and values found in rituals in gathered worship.
October 27, 2019 (10 am): As if you, I, and God were all married
and living in a tiny room
Morgan Rowe. With a nod to the Sufi Poet Hafiz, Morgan Rowe will be
talking about embracing this extraordinary existence especially in
these troubled and divisive times.
Morgan Rowe is a writer, life coach, former professional actress,
and lifelong spiritual seeker currently finishing her studies at
the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine while interning with Rev. Al Boyce
at Volunteers of America.
Sunday, October 13, 2019: Congregational meeting
After church in the Vestry. Potluck lunch. Among other things,
we'll vote on having services during January, February and March.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Brown Bag Chat with the Minister
Meet with Rev. Al to discuss things over lunch. Noon.