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March Worship and Theme:

Renewing Faith
Sunday, March 6th, “Faith Beyond Belief” with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers.
Faith was not always equated with a particular set of beliefs. It can be a way of being in the world. We are re-opened for worship in the sanctuary (in addition to online) this Sunday. Helen Foss, Worship Associate.
Sunday, March 13th, “Creating Justice, Justice and Joy” with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers. What does it mean for us to commit to justice-making in a world with so many challenges and injustices? Tracy Spinka-Doms, Worship Associate
Sunday, March 20th, “Grief Into Joy” with Rev. Barbara Gadon, Guest Preacher Part of renewing our faith – in one another, in ourselves, in life – is learning to grieve. Join our former associate minister, Rev. Barbara Gadon, as we navigate loss, disappointment and change to see what’s on the other side. Rev. Barbara H. Gadon served First UU Wilmington from 2002-2011 as Associate Minister. She currently serves Eliot Unitarian Chapel in St. Louis, MO as their lead minister. In 2019 she underwent a double lung transplant and is enjoying good health and happiness with her spouse, Robert. (Rev. Barbara will be joining us online for the service.) Jan Shay, Worship Associate
Sunday, March 27th “Is It Possible to Be Not Spiritual?” with Rev. Dr. Larry Peers
If it is possible to be “spiritual, but not religious” is it also possible to be “not spiritual”? Rev. Larry will draw upon some of the relevant research of Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist, who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” Kate Franta, Worship Associate

I look forward to our exploration and discovering new meanings for faith in the Soul Matters’ groups and some of our services during this month.

A Resource to Prime Your Interest:
You might find this On Being podcast on “The Meaning of Faith” from the perspective of four traditions and lives: Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Discussions with Sharon Salzberg, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Anne Lamott, and Omid Safi are included.
https://onbeing.org/programs/sharon-salzberg-lawrence-kushner-anne-lamott-and-omid-safi-the-meaning-of-faith/

In faith,
Rev. Larry