This Sunday’s Service – A Magic Trip Ahead

September 17 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

Ken Kesey said, “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” Our monthly worship theme is Vision in September. The famous Unitarian born 200 years ago, Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” Here that’s Nature, Music, and Art. This year Northshore UU Church turns 50 years old! We’ve had many adventures in those many years together, yet the theme of Vision asks us, “Now where are we going?” Only a few years before the doors first opened here, Ken Kesey, author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary 1964 cross-country road trip in a school bus to go to the New York World’s Fair with a group he called “The Merry Band of Pranksters.” Kesey and the pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished, the footage remained virtually unseen for nearly 50 years until Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given access to this footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history titled MAGIC TRIP. We too have a magic trip ahead of us, maybe not as magical as Kesey’s trip or as drug-filled. Now is the time to ask, where will our future lead us? The music on this Sunday will be provided by the NSUU Singing Group, Helen Brandt, Conductor and Judy Putnam, Accompanist/Soloist.

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