|October 13, 2013 10:30 AM
||Rev. Sally Beth Shore - So Shall We Come to Look at the World with New Eyes: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalists The Unitarian Minister Ralph Waldo Emerson is the best known exemplar of the philosophical and spiritual movement known as American Transcendentalism. Emerson captivated huge audiences in his day, and 150 years later dozens of collections of his writings are still in print! His message that the world we live in is alive with the Divine deeply resonated with mid-nineteenth century America, and helped to spawn several other religious movements, in addition to indelibly shaping today's Unitarian Universalism. What can we learn from the Transcendentalists of yesteryear?|
|October 27, 2013 10:30 AM
||Rev. Sally Beth Shore - The Shadow Knows (but do we know the Shadow?)
Ah, October, the month of Halloween--a holiday devoted to fear(as well as candy and costumes.) In the midst of the Great Depression President Franklin Roosevelt said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. . . " While that statement might be an oversimplification, fear itself does wreak havoc with us and is the root cause of much oppression, injustice, and unhappiness in our world. This morning we will take a look at some of our obvious fears, try to tease out some of our less obvious ones. What fears are lurking inside us, and can we discover these shadows, and respond to them constructively?|
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A Newsletter is published monthly and mailed or emailed to members and friends of Thermal Belt UU.
Our little rolling UU library is available for use. Look for the green cabinet on wheels. The library presently has about 80 books and miscellaneous pamphlets, DVDs and videos.
Any appropriate donations to the library are welcome. Said nicely, 'if the book is not suitable or is a duplicate' it will be donated to Steps to Hope.
Topics: spirituality, history, comparative religions, UU related books, etc.
It's easy to forget that others in our area are in need of such staples as canned food, toilet paper, paper towels, soap. Bring your contributions to this ongoing project. Gretchen and Larry Boyd will make sure they are delivered to the Outreach Ministry Food Pantry.