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?
June 4th: “Love is a Muscle—How Do We Work It?”
In our Unitarian Universalist tradition, we proclaim, “Love is the doctrine of this church.” As a “Deeds, not Creeds” faith community, our conceptualization of love is as an act of labor, a muscle to be worked. So, if love is a muscle, how do we work it? We begin our summer worship series with reflections that highlight the effort, resistance, and nourishment needed to work our love.
June 11th: “Educate, Advocate, Agitate: Go Grannies”
Ann Christenson, Becky Hall, Miriam Kashia
100 Grannies for a Liveable Future, co-founded in Iowa City by Ann Christenson and the late Barbara Schlachter, is a local grassroots movement that has been growing in size and impact for 5 years. Working on problems no individual can tackle single-handedly, the Grannies have gained widespread recognition and respect for their efforts to educate, advocate, and agitate for renewable energy, pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment for future generations. Three Grannies will talk about the many ways they flex their love muscle of collective, persistent, and sometimes arrestable elder action that embodies our seventh principle.
June 18th: “Waking Up”
At a conference in Iowa City this spring, “Accomplices in Eliminating Racial Bias”, anti-racism activist Jane Elliot talked about White Privilege as “the freedom to be ignorant.” Peg will share thoughts on her process of looking deeper into injustice in our society. Her desire is to navigate the discomfort in order to step further forward and give voice to those who are vulnerable.
June 25th: “Let Freedom Ring”
Rev. Jay Wolin
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Let us celebrate and understand why this day is so important. How does our religion inform us about freedom? Are we free to do anything?