Founded as a day of mourning and reconciliation so many years ago, Memorial Day still comes each year to remind us of those many promising lives we've lost to war. This year we will gather in memory, in honor and in hope of a changed future.
The tradition of the Youth Sunday Service is to give the ninth through twelfth grade youth of our church a broad canvas to present their ideas. This year is no exception as the youth put their talents, ideas and hearts into a presentation that explores the nature of UUism for youth. It is an opportunity to share some of what they explored this year in terms of their developing spirtuality. Most importantly, it is a great chance to see these youth in a fun, energetic and thought-provoking life. Please join us!
A Musical Celebration of Liberal Religion and Freedom of Thought with the West Shore choir, directed by David Blazer, and featuring the Dave Blazer Trio. The music is by Elizabeth Alexander and the words by Centuries of Strong-Minded People.
Narration: Jerry Jackson
This Mother's Day will have a political theme. We'll look at the role that women are playing in revolutionary movements for freedom in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world. The work of SAVE, Sisters Against Violent Extremism, will be explored, along with the spiritual challenges that this work presents to women and men in developed countries who feel supportive of by isolated from these changes in our world. The service will include a Ceremony of Dedication for Children. The Social Action offering will be received for Habitat for Humanity.
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David Blazer's organ recital concluding a seven year process of obtaining two Masters degrees from Cleveland State University. The program will be in two parts with the first part honoring the Baroque period and the second part a mix of more modern organ music.
Program notes will be posted soon.
If the truth that is most available to us is contextual, is our morality mostly circumstantial? How well do we really know ourselves and how confident can we be in predicting what we would do or not do in situations we have never before encountered? Join me as I explore the external forces that may in fact cause us to act out against the values we proclaim.
Reverend Tamara, our guest Minister, is an Associate Minister from All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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