For all services:
1:30 pm Ingathering & Service at Sanctuary Church
2:45 pm Social Hour at Sanctuary Church
Summer Theme: Love is a Muscle—How Do We Work It?
August 6th: “Limitless Love”
How do you love? Specifically, how do you love yourself? In this service, we will explore what self-love looks like and how to improve our relationship with ourselves. Caring for ourselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically is an act of kindness and resistance to larger social structures that would have many of us be not well. As Audre Lorde implores, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
August 13th: “Deep Listening, Compassionate Presence, Soulful Inquiry: The One Spirit Journey”
“Deep Listening,” “Compassionate Presence,” and “Soulful Inquiry” are three phrases Andy uses to introduce his work as a spiritual director. He recently finished a two-year course of study in “Interspiritual Counseling” through One Spirit Learning Alliance in NYC. The focus was on developing skills to help facilitate or accompany people’s spiritual growth, from those who have been religiously wounded to those simply seeking a deeper relationship with the sacred. The Interspiritual approach emphasizes honoring whatever way an individual chooses (or perhaps eschews) to embrace a spiritual life. Andy will share some of the things he learned in this training, reflecting on his “individual and responsible search for meaning.”
August 20th: “The Struggle for Worker Justice”
How do workers fight for justice? A panel of experts, workers themselves from the Center for Worker Justice, share their stories and successes as they strive toward a better future for immigrants, refugees and all workers. They invite us to join them in this struggle for equity.
August 27th: “We Dream a World’
Rev. Steven Protzman
The dream and promise of Unitarian Universalism and the mission of our congregation to touch hearts, change lives, and transform the world calls us to be ready at any moment to answer love’s call to service and action. Are we ready to say yes to making ours the world we hope for and dream about through the sometimes unexpected ways in which life presents us opportunities to do love’s work?