There are numerous ways to be hungry. We will examine four kinds of hunger and how we can combine our ingredients to feed ourselves and one another. NOTE this is also Stone Soup Sunday. See the newsletter for details.
Rev. Dr. von Schlichten
We will look at the work of Native American writer Robin Wall Kimmerer to see how her wisdom can give us hope and strategies for responding to the climate crisis. We can make a difference!
We will explore what it means to be an ally of an oppressed group, drawing from writers, musicians, painters, and other artists for inspiration and guidance for head, heart, and soul.
We all want to make a difference, but where to begin? The news is often so depressing that it’s easy for us to throw our hands up and say, “My little efforts can’t possibly make a difference.” We will look at how you can, indeed, make a difference, and we will draw from highly creative … Continued
We are happy to welcome back David VonSchlicten to our pulpit. He will join us in person. VonSchlichten will draw from the work of Lesbian Chicana Gloria Anzaldúa to celebrate the beauty of diversity and for wisdom for reducing gun violence
Mystics have a special connection to the divine. They come in all genders and are found in many of the world’s religions. Dr. Dave will highlight five women mystics from across the centuries and what secrets and wisdom they have to share about experiencing joy through intimacy with the divine and embodying social justice.
Ecowomanist spirituality looks at how Black women have been oppressed by White patriarchy in ways similar to how White patriarchy has desecrated the environment. Empowering Black women through listening to their stories and honoring their spiritualities can help to advance racial equity, gender equity, and greater care for the planet. Come learn from these brilliant … Continued
Surprise and Subversion. Advent is about the coming of the divine into our lives, often unexpectedly. Dr. von Schlichten will be drawing from several religious traditions as he focuses on how the divine often surprises us and even empowers us to be subversive forces for political and social change for the better.
Much violence in our society is gender-based. Women and members of the transgender community are far more likely to be victims of violence, and cisgender men are far more likely to be perpetrators. This trend is rooted in how our society understands gender. If we can change the understanding, we can greatly reduce violence. Dr. … Continued