October 11 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
Rev. Carol Strecker, Interim Minister
The second Monday of October has been observed as Columbus Day since it became a federal holiday in 1937. But some cities and states have begun observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day over concerns Columbus helped launched centuries of genocide against indigenous populations. We’re learning that the history most of us learned in school presents one side of the story. Much of what we’re taught perpetuates systems of oppression woven into the very fabric of our country. Learning more about these stories from Indigenous People can help us reorient ourselves towards truth, equity and justice.
August 30 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
Jean Koulack Young
“I’m amazed. Your words had me transfixed,” Peter VandeBogart commented after reading Jean’s sermon. Jean, a 40-year member of NSUU married an African-American man in 1965. Together they had three children. In her talk, Jean tells about the racism she has experienced and how she is becoming more aware of how her “bubble of white privilege” has kept her from being aware of the subtleties of racism her family and friends have endured.
August 9 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
Speaker: Roberta Nicoll
Roberta Nicoll will inspire you with her search for her ancestors. You will hear of their arrivals In the US from afar and the many cultural references you will recognize in their lives. Music with be provided by Helen Brandt, Teri Hansen and Judy Putnam
August 2 Service at 10:30 AM on Zoom
“Moments divine, ecstatic hours; in which our thought flies from world to world, pierces the great enigma, breathes with a respiration broad, tranquil and deep as the respiration of the ocean…” Many people throughout history have had what they believe to be religious or ecstatic experiences. Perhaps you are one of them. Why are they part of our human experience, and what might they mean for the spirituality of our contemporary world? Jennifer Revill will offer an overview of the topic, which is the subject of her final project towards a masters degree.