Masked Wholeness

October 25, 2015

by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister

We all wear masks. We wear different masks for various people and situations, conjuring up particular personas as surely as monster or super hero masks. Are these selves fake, or pieces of the whole? What are we trying to obscure and why? These masks can empower and hinder us, revealing the balance between vulnerability and self protection.

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With All My Heart

October 18, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

What happens when your “whole-heartedness” becomes broken by disappointment, betrayal or abandonment? What spiritual resources can you find to help you heal from a “broken heart?” This service we’ll commission the Chalice Lighters and introduce the Pastoral Resource Team; and focus on the opportunities available for care and support at West Shore. The children will join us for A Story For All Ages; the Junior Choir will also inaugurate their season with an original anthem written by West Shore’s Junior Choir Director, Joe Schafer


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Our Doctrine of Discovery

October 11, 2015

by Reverend Wayne Arnason

These two words get a big response from UU’s. “Doctrine” – BAD! That’s what we don’t want! “Discovery” – GOOD! That’s what we do in our religion – right? We discover our own theology! So what happens when you put these two words together? You get an obscure, powerful, and trou-bling legal concept that raises questions about “entitlement.” To what are we “entitled” as human beings, as citizens? What do we have already, and what do we think we need, and what should we let go?

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Was Atticus Finch a Racist?

October 4, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

When Harper Lee’s new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” was released, it unleashed a storm of controversy because the beloved protagonist, Atticus Finch was revealed as a racist. The theme for the month of September is “What can I be whole-hearted about?” which begs the question, “can I be whole-hearted about letting go of beloved icons to enable a more clear-eyed and realistic understand of the complexities of race and racism in the 21st century? The Free Spirit Band will join us to play Bob Dylan’s enigmatic song “Along the Watchtower.” Fire drill to follow the service.


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