This Sermon is about seeing parents as imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world who likely did the best, they could under the circumstances in which they lived. Basically, it’s not focused just on fathers or just on mothers because these days, perhaps more often than before, children might be raised by just one or two mothers or just one or two fathers or even one parent and one or more grandparents. The roles of fathers and mothers are not as neatly delineated in our culture as they once were.
We kick off our month of Family with an exploration of exactly what is family, where does it come from and what good is it anyway? Rev. Aaron Norris will preach on the importance of family, and the limits of that importance as well, noting the changing dynamics that modernity has brought.
We kick off the rush into the holiday season with a tale of magic hidden the mundane. The Sunday following Thanksgiving, all ages are invited to participate in a worship performance of the traditional story of the Stone Soup: a story about having just a bit more than you thought and the miracle of sharing.
Join us on a continuing look at justice and what it means especially to the First Nations people.
Our service will be lead by the guest preacher, Karl Krebs, who is a seminarian at Iliff School of Theology and a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Karl will be introducing us in this month to the theme of Justice.
Throughout history, humankind has taken time to remember those who have passed beyond the veil, offering thanks and acknowledging their profound contribution to the lives of the living. Join Rev. Norris and Miles Holcomb as we lead our churches tradition service on this day in all its complex facets.
Blaming has become a common part of our everyday culture. We examine the question, "Can you be right and without responsibility?" There are burdens and blessings that can come from confronting our fears about responsibility. We often create our own Boogie Man that lurks in the shadows and keeps us from being responsible. So what do we do? Let's find out.
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How are things treated differently when we own something versus when we are held to be responsible for it? What impact does placing a possessive on something do to the way we think about it? In an exploration of stewardship, Rev. Norris asks us to think about how we might see the world differently if we claimed a little less ownership of things and took a little more responsibility for them.
What does it take to be great? Winston Churchill once chided American's for their isolationist policies by reminding them: "Responsibility is the Price of Greatness." Rev. Norris kicks off the monthly theme of responsibility with an exploration of what exactly one has to take responsibility for before we start considering someone or something great.
After a month of exploring how we are called and to what we are called, Rev. Norris will explore with us those things in life which mimic callings but come up short in the final analysis. With references to mythologies both ancient and modern, we will look at the shadow side of a greater-than-ourselves calling that leads us not to a greater self, but a diminishment. Rev. Norris will give his thoughts on where the difference might lie and how a responsible search for truth and meaning might help us to make a conscious choice.
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