April 23: Waiting, Patience and Strength. Future TEDX Talk speaker and
lawyer Tanezza Islam will bring to us an understanding of her view of
waiting and patience from an Islamic perspective, describing ways in which
her faith help her remain hopeful and compassionate through challenging
situations. Her talk will provide us with insights into the legal issues
that immigrants to America face in Sioux Falls and in South Dakota.
Tanezza’s perseverance and success can be an inspiration to all of
us to get out and follow our heart!
April 30: What Seeds Do We Sow? Our service for Sunday has changed in
response to the Black Lives of UU request that congregations everywhere
have an honest conversation about the very scary and complicated phrase
"white supremacy." This will still be a family friendly service. The
seeds we sow are the world we grow. Come explore with us.
Sunday Service begins at 10 AM
Theme : Belonging & Interconnectedness
May 7th Enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the
natural and human environment.
Morgan Carnes is the Chair of the South Dakota Sierra Club Executive
Committee. Sierra Club is our nation’s oldest environmental organization.
Founded by John Muir in 1892, the organization was formed to protect the
Sierra Nevada, establish national parks, and get people outdoors to explore
and protect wild places. Today Sierra Club’s Mission is "To explore, enjoy,
and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the
responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and
enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and
human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these
objectives.” In 2014, the national Board of Directors adopted an
initiative to build Sierra Club into a more inclusive, just, and equitable
organization. We will talk about what this initiative means as well as the
unspoken portion of Sierra Club’s mission: what it means to “enlist
humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human
environment,” and how we can be active participants in this process in all
that we do.
May 14 Mother's Day - "In the United States, the origins of the official
holiday go back to 1870, when Julia Ward Howe – an abolitionist best
remembered as the poet who wrote “Battle Hymn of the Republic” – worked
to establish a Mother’s Peace Day. Howe dedicated the celebration to the
eradication of war, and organized festivities in Boston for years."
Mother's Day can be complicated. Let's talk about it. Minister Sarah is in
May 21 Belonging - "You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but
you are worthy of love and belonging." - Brene Brown
Many long to belong. How do we create the spaces for belonging? Minister
Sarah speaks to this basic need.
Stay after service for the Annual Meeting, another form of our
interconnectedness and belonging!
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