Sermon by Stephanie Gannon, Summer Minister.
As a framework for this week's sermon, I'll be using a recent study on how technology is affecting how we relate. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that although we're more connected now than at any time in our history, we've lost the capacity for true intimacy and vulnerability and instead find ourselves "alone together."
For a long time I've been curious about and also disturbed by the tension in our denomination between individualism and community. What is it that binds us together despite our divergent theologies? Remember that Unitarianism is a covenantal rather than a creedal or doctrinal faith. We freely choose to covenant in how we wish to be together--something that's both exciting and radically countercultural. Join me this week for some reflections on how you can be co-creators of a vibrant faith community.
For those of you going out of town this holiday weekend, we'll miss you! Travel safely and have a relaxing time away.