Sunday, November 20, 2022
Having Hope and Thanksgiving
Rev Dr. Richard Speck
Johannes A. Gaertner said, “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” As we approach the holiday of giving thanks, what are we thankful for? Given the state of the world, where do we find hope that is grounded in reality? How do we live gratitude? We will explore these themes this Sunday.
About Rev Dr Speck: The Reverend Doctor Richard Speck is the retired District Executive for the Joseph Priestley District (JPD) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. He was named Minister Emeritus in 2019. Previously, he served nine years as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, FL, before coming to the JPD in 2000 as Acting District Executive. In his last two years in Florida he also served as the music director for the church. He graduated from Meadville/Lombard Theological School with a Doctorate in Ministry in 1990. He was hired as the regular District Executive in 2001. He served fourteen years as DE before retiring from full time ministry in 2014. Richard continues to be active in social justice programs like the Black Lives Matter and The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in Delaware. He is married to Janet Tillman and resides in Wilmington, Delaware. He enjoys making music, flying his own airplane, and creating stained glass art. Janet and Richard have two cats.
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