Being Mortal

May 31, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason

This title is drawn from the best selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, which has been the inspiration for two discussion sessions this spring attended by a dozen West Shore members. The book deals with whether medical caregivers support a life of meaning and purpose in the approach they take to lifethreatening illnesses, especially at the end of life. Our small group discussions have explored alternative care models for the home, and what we each want at the end of our lives. Church is the place where we can have conversations like this outside of our immediate family. This Sunday we invite you to join in.

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Beyond All Belief

May 24, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

Pentecost is often described as the “birthday” of the church because it’s the first time that diverse people could “hear” one another in their own language. In this church, we say “we don’t have to think or believe alike to love alike,” but “hearing one another into speech” and understanding our different set of beliefs is a unique challenge for the non-creedal church. Yet, Pentecost has lessons for all of us.

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Annual Spring Choral Concert

May 17, 2015

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Messe du lever de soleil (Sunrise Mass); Ola Gjeilo, Composer

Featuring:

The West Shore Choir

David Blazer, Director

Amethyst String Quartet



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Bridges to the Future

May 10, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Today will be a celebration of two rites of passage for our young people. The Coming of Age Class will be sharing their Credos, we'll be Bridging our Graduating Seniors out of Jun-ior Church and into the world of young adulthood and Wel-coming the Coming of Age class into Junior Church. Come hear what our young UU's have to share about their beliefs! Layne will offer a brief homily on transitions, beliefs and what might be on “the other side of the bridge” for us all.

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No You Can’t

May 3, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason

We start this month of reflection on the theme of whether Unitarian Universalists can believe anything they want with a reflection on why that isn't true! But the title, "No You Can't" invites us to a deeper consideration of where our moral and ethical sensibilities come from. Some conserva-tive Christians say that belief in God is what keeps us from being brutes with no sense of right and wrong, Others say that moral beliefs must be rooted in a divine authority oth-erwise right and wrong is just a matter of opinion. Where do UU's come down? There will be a special outreach offering for HIKE (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) Fund, a project sup-ported by church member Terry Selby

Muic segments are not included due to excessive distortion

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