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Events under 'Sunday Services'
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Enough Stuff

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison

 

The word “stuff” says a lot, all on its own. It’s a short and simple word, referring to the objects in our lives, but it makes us think of crowdedness: of “too-much-ness.” Many of us have a lot of stuff in our lives. Consumer goods, activities, maybe even worries.

 

The 16th century monastic Teresa of Avila said that “God alone is enough” in words that have been set to music in our Singing the Journey hymnbook. Today, many modern teachers lift up the sufficiency of the present moment. Yet we live in a world that often sends us a different message, making it hard for us to know what “enough” really is and how to live accordingly.

 

As our series on the theme of "Enough" continues this Sunday, we’ll reflect (in words and music) on what in our lives is enough, exactly as it is. How we can cultivate a sense of “deep sufficiency” that could change us and our world?

 

Love,
Lynn

 

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Sunday, November 03, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Enough Is Enough

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison

 

Last week in our Enough series, we reflected on how the “stuff” of our lives can overwhelm us, making it difficult to identify our true priorities and live by them.

 

This Sunday, we’ll think more about the challenge of saying “Enough is enough!” to what we no longer need or want. This can include actions, attitudes and patterns of behavior, as much as material goods.

 

As we look toward Remembrance Day on November 11th, we may want to say “Enough!” to acts of injustice and aggression, or to difficult emotions within our own hearts. Our Unitarian principles can be helpful to us at times like these—as can poetry, story and music, all of which will be abundant on Sunday.

 

In the lifelong journey of spiritual growth, we’re always renewing our understanding of what is truly needed—what is enough. I welcome your presence on Sunday, as we explore this crucial question.

 

See you on Sunday,
Rev. Lynn 

 

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Enough, Already

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton

 

We find ourselves living in a time of tremendous tumult around the world and close to home. These are not easy days for the world. It feels, and I think rightly so, that we are living in a time of great consequence. There are alarms sounding on so many fronts that speak to the perils that we face on this planet. It can all be, at times, too much to bear. It’s understandable that we might feel overwhelmed by it all and ready to cry out, “Enough, already!”

 

On Sunday, as we conclude our sermon series on the many meanings of Enough, we’ll consider what it means to live through these times with our integrity and faith intact, especially as we move through the ages and stages of life. During the service, we will also gladly welcome ten wonderful new members to the congregation and celebrate the dedication of our youngest member, Alexander Fionn Gulston-Dodds, who was born this summer.

 

Following Coffee Hour on Sunday, I encourage you to take part in our Social Justice Town Hall, which has been designed to help facilitate conversation across the generations of our congregation to better understand the justice commitments that are important to us as individuals and as a community. Lunch will begin shortly after noon in Sunderland Hall; the meeting itself will begin at 12:30 and end by 2:30pm. Please see the notice below for more information.

 

In faith and love,
Shawn

 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Life Beyond Binaries

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton

 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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