This Sunday’s Service – Spirituality in the Trenches

October 21 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Ed Vaeni

When a life-altering experience calls into question our every spiritual assumption and belief, how can we find appropriate ways to seek out new spiritual resources in the midst of crisis? Using examples taken primarily from my hospice experience, I will reflect on how we can learn to be open to new and creative ways to express and find comfort in our personal spirituality in the face of a significant life crisis, such as the death of a loved one.

Ordained in 1973 by the Central Association of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, Ed spent 44 years engaging in a number of ministries. For the final ten years of his active ministry, until retirement in 2017, Ed served as a Hospice Chaplain. Ed’s other ministry roles included, Community Missioner at an ecumenical lay academy, local church pastor, intentional interim pastor, Community Rep. for the former Massachusetts Office for Children, Ex. Dir. of a youth and family services council, and Licensed Practical Nurse.

SoulSong, our comfort choir, will sing to accompany Rev. Vaeni’s sermon.