2014-05-25 Sacred Purpose and Cherished Lives: Reflections On Memorial Day

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Ellen Rosen, Worship Associate; Don Saylor, Guest Speaker

 
On May 5th, 1866, after the Civil War, pharmacist Henry Welles of Waterloo, New York, closed his drugstore and suggested that all other shops in town close for the day to honor the soldiers killed, union and confederate. It was a gesture of healing and reconciliation in a land ripped apart by conflict. 16 years later the nation observed its first official Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember and honor the sacrifice of those who died in all our nation’s wars. Today’s service will reflect on the history and meaning of the national holiday. We’ll also discuss the challenges faced by returning veterans and our shared commitment to them.

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2014-05-18 A Hope Larger Than Assurance

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader, Jenn Richard, Worship Associate. 

 
Victor Vaclav wrote, “hope is…a state of mind, not a state of the world.” It is easy to have hope when we can see foreshadowing of success in the future. However, in our personal lives or the state of the world, how do we keep an orientation of hope when there is no guarantee of success?

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2014-05-11 Mother’s Day with the Campus Ministry

 
Join our Campus Ministry students for their annual church service. We’ll honor the complexity of families and our diverse relationship with our mothers and mothering, knowing that for some of us this a joyful holiday and for others a painful one.

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2014-05-04 Bread and Roses

Caitlin Cotter, Worship Leader; Rowan Labbe-Renault, Worship Associate

 
“First” Sunday style worship: Children & Youth in leadership roles for first 30 min. In 1912 Rose Schneiderman, a labor union organizer and women’s rights activist, said in a speech “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.” Bread and Roses was the rallying cry for striking textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts who eventually won overtime pay and better working conditions. We’ll remember the legacy of the  read and Roses Strike, and celebrate International Worker’s Day. Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too!

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