What's the youth perspective on what is most holy? Please join us to learn how our high school youth see the physical embodiment of the divine in their daily lives, personal theology, and in their hearts and imagination. Come to listen and engage with the music and readings that speak most to our youth about the divine.
"Long ago, Head was all by himself. He had no legs, no arms, no body. He rolled everywhere. All he could eat were things on the ground that he could reach with his tongue," begins the story for this Sunday. Clearly, this head is in search of wholeness, a body! On Earth Day, we are mindful not only of our human connections, but also our responsibility to all that lives on our planet. Can recognizing and acting on our individual and collective gifts and talents in support of our interdependent web be both an act of survival and an act of faith development for all ages? In the spirit of keeping bodies moving, our Junior Choir will present "No Ordinary Song and Dance," replete with tap dancing!
With Worship Associate Ed D'Amato
The "God particle" had been found! Described by some as the "glue" that holds the universe together, the prediction that these subatomic particles existed has taken many decades to prove. But what difference does that make in how you feel about this universe you find yourself living in? Did God create the God particle? If God created the Big Bang does that make you feel like you have a cosmic companion? Is God's Bod the entire universe?
In Western culture, and in particular Christianity, the body is experienced as inferior to "spirit." Secular culture encourages us to deny the body in a different way—by masking the signs of aging or celebrating only particular kinds of bodies. The tension between these two is either denying the body or idolizing it. So what's an appropriate and healthy response to being good stewards of the bodies we're given and understanding them as vehicles for spiritual growth?