Services for January 2018
As we move into a new year faced with challenges, let’s be inspired by one amazing woman’s global work for social justice and her small acts of kindness close to home. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The advances of the Civil Rights era of the sixties have not eradicated the racism that is a cancer eating the fabric of our society. This service explores how Barbara Love’s concept of a “liberatory consciousness” can help us realize the dream of Dr. Rev Martin Luther King Jr. —that people be judged by their character, not the color of their skins. Dr. Barbara Love will be the keynote speaker for the Spring Conference, April 28, offered by the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow.
Afraid of Church? Did you know that there is a condition known as “ecclesiaphobia?” It’s a real diagnosable condition that is characterized by shortness of breath, shaking, resistance to anything that looks like a church. How do you know you’ve got ecclesiaphobia? Do you have ecclesiaphobia even hearing the word “church?”
Where do you go to find solutions to moral or ethical dilemmas, or for help in dealing with emotional and spiritual challenges? How do you define wisdom? Have you tried fortune cookies, Dr. Oz, astrology, religious texts, the Magic 8-Ball, Poor Richard’s Almanack, or the writings on subway walls all to no avail? Maybe there’s a better way. We’ve invited someone to our service today who can give you all the answers you need…and it’s not our speaker. Can you guess who?