We have all been damaged in one way or another from the events of 2020. Scientific advances will help us heal the physical challenges, but what about our emotional and spiritual challenges. The past twelve months have changed us. We are more solitary, more wary of others and of the processes of life in general. This year, 2021, is an opportunity to focus on our minds and souls and heal those parts of ourselves that hold the hidden hurts. How are we going to do that?
Speaker: Donna Evans-Deyermond
January 10: “Winter Versus Summer”
Description: Will winter ever end? Will warm weather return? And what might the new year be like? These were big, mysterious questions in the ancient world, and we'll be looking at old European folk traditions and rituals of competition between winter and summer, some of which survive in modern playing cards and games of chance.
Speaker: John Snodgrass
January 17: “Solitude, rest and rebuild"
In the solitude that Covid has given us; we have an opportunity to calm our soul, grow our faith and work to envision what we would like the world, our church, our home and our heart to be like in post Covid time. Today we are going to breathe in peace, breathe out fear and be still so as to see the vast wonder of possibility. Join us in this quest.
Speaker: Susan Frawley
January 24: 100th Anniversary
This service will be the beginning of our 100th Anniversary Celebration. Because of Covid19 we are taking things slowly. On this day we hope to acquaint friends and members of our beginning years, using material from our archives. Marge Gillies will be the moderator.
Speaker: Marge Gillies
January 31: The "Other," Reflexivity, and Examining Privilege
Cultural anthropologist Amanda Buonopane, daughter of Joan Davis, will be returning to speak to us again on anthropological ways of understanding others. She will take us through the concept of reflexivity, or recognizing how your own position becomes the lens through which you think about others. These ideas have an immediate bearing on all of us, given the division in our society and inequalities (of race, class, sexual preference, etc.). By examining the role of privilege (and our own privileges) we can work to break down barriers and gain a better understanding of others and the structural inequities that impact their lives.
Speaker: Amanda Bounopane, Ph. D. s
December 2017 The church's driveway lined with items for the homeless to take. We couldn't find an agency to help so we decided to do this. Someone is taking them and we're hoping it will make them more comfortable in our cold snowy climate.
Social Action Committee picketing in front of McDonald's for higher wages - in the rain! Thanks group!