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Trusting the Possible – Rev. Dr. Wayne Arnason
January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, January 27: Trusting the Possible – The Rev. Dr. Wayne Arnason
Congregations that use the “Soul Matters” lectionary of worship themes are working through the January theme of “Possibility” and are moving towards the February theme of “Trust.” This transition has me thinking about how we develop the spiritual practice of trust in a world in which constant change is routine, where and divisive and protective self-absorption is becoming the norm. Are the possibilities we proclaim in our Principles and our common life in church just high ideals, ever out of reach, or can we “trust the dawning future more” by the ways we embody in our community life what we believe is possible in the larger world?
The Reverend Dr. Wayne Arnason was a pulpit guest two years ago during a weekend consultation with our Board of Trustees, and we’re glad to welcome him back during a follow-up consultation with the Board and staff. Dr. Arnason retired in 2016 from a forty-year career of full-time parish ministry and denominational leadership. He has served as Secretary of the UUA, President of the UU Ministers Association, and Chair of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee. Now living in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Arnason shares his life with the Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, who is serving an interim ministry in Annapolis, Maryland.