The Reverend Edwin Lynn, minister emeritus of the Northshore UU Church, where he served as minister for 33 years, returns to speak at our service on Sunday, November 6. Lynn’s sermon, “God Is in the Details,” is based on his recently published book Shore Lines: Life Lessons from the Sea, in which he shares through revelatory stories and personal experiences the lessons he has found at the seaside. After the service, copies of his book will be available at an author signing.
During his years at the Northshore Church, Lynn served as the board president of Hospice of the North Shore and was presented with the Drum Major for Justice Award at the Danvers Martin Luther King Jr. annual dinner. He was also awarded a Merrill Fellowship at Harvard University, and in 1986 was appointed visiting lecturer and counselor to students at the Harvard Divinity School, where he taught for 22 years. In 2004 he was the first-place winner in the prestigious Unitarian Universalist Borden Sermon Awards.
Before entering the ministry, Lynn was Southwest Area director of the Great Books Foundation, which sponsors discussion groups in schools and libraries. He is also a registered architect and author of the book Tired Dragons: Adapting Church Architecture to Changing Needs. With his dual background as architect and minister, he has also been an architectural consultant to churches.
In retirement, Reverend Lynn lives in Ipswich with his wife, Marj.
The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee, fellowship and the author signing at about 11:30. Visitors are always welcome.