The Care of Conscience

Our worship will begin with a Ceremony for All Ages:  We’ll join family and friends in dedicating our entire congregation to the spiritual nurturance of Henry Daniel Hamik, son of Allison and Dan Hamik.  Kelli Bultena, Chair of our Religious Education Committee, will join Rev. Hudson in leading the ceremony. The sermon will ask, What is the most important spiritual function, the source of all spiritual joy and happiness? (Ferenz David, founder of our world’s oldest Unitarian community, answered: It is conscience.) How do we develop and maintain a healthy conscience? What does it take to fulfill our church’s covenant to “affirm and promote . . . rights of conscience?”

The Value of Depression

How can depression be beneficial?  What is the ancient instinct that triggers it? Who are some famous people who were depressed and what did they contribute?  Scott  Kunze will address the benefits/rewards of recovery.  There will be an opportunity for congregants to share.

Making Compassion a Verb

By definition, the word compassion is a noun meaning “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.”  It also happens to be part of the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism.  In some instances many of us my feel helpless when our desire to show compassion in a verbal sense is at its peak.  Dan Davis will share examples of how one might most effectively accomplish this goal.