Judaism Guest speaker Rabbi David M. Weis Seeing the world through Jewish eyes – How Judaism trains us to be God’s agents in creation.
“Help, Thanks, Wow!” – The Three Essential Prayers in Song Lay speaker Barbara Miller The title of the book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott inspired music director Barbara Miller to think about how our UU hymns express the 3 kinds of prayer: petition, gratitude, and praise.
Jane Addams Led by Maxine Blumenthal and Margaret Circle Margaret Circle will be dramatizing a radio interview with Jane Addams after she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1931. You’ll see scenes from her work against unfair child labor practices, her advances in the juvenile justice system, and the antagonism to which she … Continued
Religion, Fashion and Freedom Guest speaker Sara Elnakib We will discuss the intersection of religion, fashion and freedom in the United States in a post-9/11 world through the experiences of a Muslim woman. Does fashion play a role in our perception of people? Have Muslim women experienced discrimination for being visibly Muslim? How has Muslim … Continued
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Christianity: Lammas (Lughnasadh) Guest minister Rev. Jeanie Collins This worship service is celebrating the upcoming Christian quarter feast of Lammas, or “Loaf Mass” that has roots in the Celtic, Northern European first harvest festival of Lughnasadh. The height of the summer is the perfect time to recognize the riches of the … Continued
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Nutrition and Spirituality: Seeing Spirit in the Kitchen Guest speaker Prof. Anthony Dissen The foods we eat nourish us physically, yes, but their influence and impact go far beyond the individual nutrients they contain. Our food choices and dietary habits impact the world around us in many different ways. Environmental health, … Continued
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Jainism Guest speaker Ashesh Shah Ashesh Shah is a member of the Vaikunth Hindu Jain Temple, our neighbors on Pomona Road in Egg Harbor Township. He will present the history of Jainism, the cornerstone of its ethics and dogma, and the five main vows that all followers of Jainism take. He … Continued
Sunday, July 9, 2017 The Gnostic Gospels: Self Knowledge and Spiritual Meaning Lay speaker Cynthia Grzywinski Before the discovery of the gnostic gospels at Nag Hamadi, Egypt in 1945, all that was known of this early Christian sect was what was written about them by their detractors, mainly Catholic bishops from the 1st and 2nd … Continued
Do We Really Matter? Redux, with a Twist Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski In the enormity and age of the universe, does our existence really make any difference? Richard brings back an old favorite, renewed and refreshed, to answer that question.
Prodigal Journeys Rev. John Marsh Whether we know it or not — we are all on a journey. This will be the last opportunity of my interim ministry here to share traveling tips with you. BBQ Farewell Picnic will follow the service.