This week we welcome back Rev. Larry Smith who presents his message, “The Faith that We Live.” Unitarian Universalists have a more practical faith than a pietistic or doctrinal one. What is Unitarian Universalist faith like?
Our music features pieces from Bach’s French Suite in E Major performed by pianist Hiroko Yamazaki. Ms. Yamazaki has performed throughout the United States and abroad in Italy, Finland and Switzerland.
In Religious Exploration, our Chalice Children and our Questers children will start in the Sanctuary and then proceed to their classroom after the Story for All Ages. The children will continue discussing this month’s theme of Mission in connection with other world religions or cultures.
Come early! Our Adult Religious Exploration group meets every Sunday before service at 9:15 am in the MacArtor Library. This week we will be reviewing a Ted Talk by Vernā Myers How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. I learned of the video in the First Unitarian workshop, Being White in the Black Lives Matter Movement. This is an engaging and entertaining presentation. Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Please Note: Immediately following the worship service, there will be a brief planning meeting regarding the Annual Service Auction.
It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!