May 19       Kent Mayfield – Risk

Summer awaits. With it a brave new world, and in it such mortals as we.

How will future generations judge us?  Will they seethe in anger and curse our time or will they recall us with blessing, pointing back to a time when challenges around the globe and into home and congregation and soul prompted a move away from stagant patterns and a move toward right relationship among ourselves and with the planet?

May 26       Art Roche – Sister Water Project

June 9       Gene Schaul – What I Believe

June 2       Moriah Rhame – Grief

Our hollowness separates us from who we are and who we used to be. Grief does not have to be consuming. Sometimes we need permission to live when the person we love the most has died.

 

 

 

Kent’s reflection topics

In his monthly reflections for the year, Rev. Mayfield will invite listeners to focus on single words that open to what Barbara Kingsolver has described as “small wonders,” those events in our lives which grow as much from our own private gardens as from the epicenters of global crisis, and to find therein direction for spiritual development. Kent believes, as we know, in the “holiness of the ordinary,” so we should expect him to make connections between the desire to find some illumination of ultimate reality and the paltry, often painful, experiences of daily life. The single word titles of these Sunday commentaries capture something of the range of ideas and issues he will explore:

Edges

Absolutes

Place

Waiting

Surprise

Hope

Love

Loss

Awake

Next

The precise order may vary, but what is evident is a deep awareness of our shared human predicament and an honest desire to examine life with sense and sensibility. We invite you to join us for the series.

 

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Religious Education by Tam Prenosil