Abandoned in place. Forgotten. Revived and thriving. Are we talking about our Self or Chernobyl? We examine the dynamic process of succession by Nature and the amazing lessons Nature continues to teach us about living in a place considered to be uninhabitable.
Happy Losar! Translation from Tibetan (lo = new + year = sar) Losar, the is the beginning of the new year celebrated in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India, February 5-7, 2019. Losar is a three-day celebration, with special pujas and temple rituals taking place on each day. People celebrate with feasting, dancing, singing and participating in sporting events.
Keeping with our theme of Love, Rev. Norris will be in the pulpit for the second time in two weeks asking us to consider how difficult it is to maintain a loving outlook and disposition at times and, quite frankly, whether on occasion it is really worth it. One of the questions he'll dare to ask is: Is Love worth it?
The Psalmists John, Paul, George and Ringo once famous sung "All you need is Love!" In our month of Love, Rev. Norris will have us put that idea to the test in this exploration service. We will explore various ideas and aspects of Love and ask whether, if we agree that Love is the answer, exactly what kind of love are we talking about.
“Building Your Own Theology Class” – Josette Schaffer, Kathy Vaughn, Sharlene Meydell, Janelle Helling, & Ana Schultz
1st Recording is : Introduction to the BYOT Class and Rev. Aaron Norris as Worship Associate.
2nd Recording is BYOT Class and what the class is to them: Janelle Helling, Ana Schulltz, Kathy Vaughn, Josette Schaffer, Sharlene Meydell
On the 90th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Rev. Norris will ask us to think about what "the dream" meant and begin with King's observation: "The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community."
Rev. Norris asks this week: What is Community and Why Does it matter? After spending the past few months talking about calling and responsibility and focusing in December on Family, we will expand our focus to something wider: community. Using the southern African philosophy of Ubuntu as a touchstone for a broader conversation about how we might walk in this world.
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.
Here you will find recent sermons, some audio, some video.