"Spiritual Practice in our Digital World"

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sermon by Nicole McKay.

We are connected to each other now more than ever. Our lives have changed rather quickly with computers and cellphones, which themselves have evolved to be small computers for our pockets. Emails, text messages, and meetings online have changed the way we do business, connect with friends or family. Our social action is informed by those on the ground with fewer intermediaries. People can tell their own stories.

This is what we hold in our hands every single day.

It isn't always easy to disconnect from our digital world to find the rest and renewal we need; the space where some of us turn to connect in deep and meaningful ways with ourselves and each other. Although, I believe that is an important skill to develop and practice, it isn't the only way to be spiritually connected in our ever-changing world.

Technology will not go away but will continue to change and adapt. Is there room to welcome technology into our Unitarian Universalist faith and in our congregations? Can we meet the world in virtual and physical spaces with a message of hope for the here and now? On Sunday, I would like explore with you how we can live into our deepest values and create space for spiritual practice in this, our digital world.

In gratitude and love,
Nicole McKay

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