·       October 20 – Longing for Home

    Kent Mayfield, UUFD Minister

    In his reflection, Kent suggests that, whatever “the communion of saints” means, surely it’s more than we share experience with people we once knew … but saints in the sense that, through them, something of the power and richness of life itself not only touched us once long ago, but continues to touch us.

    ·       October 27 While I’m Here: Thoughtful End-of-Life Planning

    Pastoral Care Committee

    Making plans for the end of your life can be satisfying and affirming. Choosing among all the options for medical intervention, bequests for your survivors, and meaningful aspects of your memorial service allows you to think about the entire arc of your life’s journey in a deliberate and even joyful way. The Pastoral Care Committee will share what it has learned about the art of dying well.



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:











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.


Child Care by Kate Hanley