This Sunday’s Service – Embracing Brokenness

January 21 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister

A couple of years ago, Parker Palmer gave a compelling commencement address at Naropa University, a place known for merging Western scholarship with Eastern wisdom in a context of contemplative practice. As Parker warmly welcomed the new graduates to a world in deep need of their competence and compassion, he shared with them six suggestions for the road ahead. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg wrote Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and in 2017, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy. Hear how the sudden death of her spouse changed the way this American technology executive, activist, and author embraced her own brokenness. Come and mine the wisdom of Parker and Sandberg – fodder for us all.

There will be special “four-hand” music as Judy Putnam Music Director is joined by two of her piano colleagues from Brooksby Village. Their selections will include Brahms, Dvorak, and others from a four-hand concert they performed at Brooksby last November.