December 1 Service at 10:30 AM
One of the many things that sets UUs apart from other denominations and religions is our 7th Principle: respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. What does this mean in our anthropogenic era of climatic disasters and dwindling resources? What can we do to protect life-as-we-know-it? Iain will discuss our NSUU Green Sanctuary Program and how we can use it to cope with the Climate Crisis.
November 3 Service at 10:30 AM
Ed will use his hospice experiences with memorial services and grief groups and other examples to explore what the Day of the Dead means for us today. He will also compare and contrast the “American” way of dealing with death with the ways other cultures celebrate and deal with death.
Ed was 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. These included Community Missioner at an ecumenical lay academy, local church pastor, intentional interim pastor, Community Representative for the former Massachusetts Office for Children, Executive Director of a youth and family services council, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and for the final ten years of his active ministry until retirement in 2017, hospice chaplaincy. Ed is married with two adult children