Mythology and meaning

Many of our members will be at Ferry Beach this weekend. For those who are staying on the North Shore, we are offering a special service on Sunday, May 16. Michael Hall, who has just completed his master of divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School, will speak on the topic of “You Just Can’t Myth.”

The term “mythology” has many connotations. For some people, myths are the universal symbolic language of humanity; for others, mythology merely means a dead religion, the Latin of the soul. Still others use the term pejoratively, considering myths to be examples of primitive and inferior religion. What is the significance of myth for postmodern Unitarian Universalists in a largely Christian America?

For the past two years, Mr. Hall has served as support minister for the Unitarian Congregation of Mendon and Uxbridge. In September, he will begin his internship at the First Parish (UU) in Framingham.

Our service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Day care and religious-education classes are offered, and visitors are always welcome.

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