When Jesus was alive, and for most of the two thousand years that followed, human life was "nasty, brutish, and short." The suffering in human life was mitigated by looking to a hereafter, to a promise of eternal life in a human community that would be saved and redeemed. A resurrected Jesus was the proof of that promise. Without belief in that proof, is the Easter Jesus an interesting myth, or does the Easter story point to a deeper truth about how love is stronger than death?
West Shore is honored to welcome Bill Schulz, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, former Execu- tive Director of Amnesty International USA (1994-2006) and former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1985-1993). Dr. Schulz will talk about how to insure both his mental health and your own, and in the process, save the world. Not a bad combo--even without fries!
Science fiction monsters continue to be very big in the popular media - in television shows, movies and video games. The presentation of the characters in these shows is much more sophisticated than ever before. The vampires, zombies, and ghosts in these presentations are all examples of "walking dead," (i.e. entities who continue to have a life after they have died), and many of them want to return to their human existence! This multigenerational service will explore the theology and symbolism of the walking dead in a way that all ages can appreciate.
There’s a part of the human experience that longs for immortality and being able to live beyond the scope of our earthly years. UUs have no doctrinal position on the subject, but many are skeptical of any life after death. And yet, it is possible to “live forever” if you look at how we live a little differently. Today, we will celebrate our New Members with a Welcoming Ceremony.
With Worship Associate Dave Clements