Services for March 2023

Sunday, March 5th |   Would You Harbor Me?
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
Palestinian/American poet Naomi Shihab Nye writes: “The Arabs used to say/ When a stranger appears at your door/ feed him for three days/ before asking who he is/ where he’s come from/ where he’s headed.” What is my sacred responsibility to the stranger?  To the Other?

Sunday, March 12th  |  Money Matters
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
The comedian Woody Allen tells us: “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”  What is our attitude towards money?  What is the role of money in our lives?  And what are the philosophical, the spiritual, the theological aspects of money that we might consider?

Sunday, Marcy 19th  |  The Year to Save the Earth
Led by Jim Scott, guest speaker and musician
Jim has been an activist for years with his songs, poetry and short stories that address issues of ecology, justice and peace, all with insight and gentle wit. In 2002, Jim helped create the Green Sanctuary program with its accompanying handbook for building ecological/spiritual awareness in church congregations.

Sunday, March 26th  |  Religion in 5 ½ Objects
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
“re-” to do something repeatedly; “ligare” connection.  The roots of the word religion.  Exploration of how we are inextricably interconnected, and how we recognize, acknowledge, and act upon those connections – over and over again – is the task of a liberal religion like ours.  How do tangible objects help us grasp this task?

                                                                                                                                                                    Services for April 2023

Sunday, April 2, 2023  |  “Listen!”
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
Listen! What do you hear?
In a time when spring is breaking through the ice and snow of winter, what are the sounds that surround us?  To what do we listen? How do we listen?  To words? To sounds?  To emotions? To silence?
Let us explore one of our senses.

Sunday, April 9, 2023  |  “This Resurrection Madness”
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
This Easter Sunday we remember and celebrate the renewal of hope, love, justice – both in a retelling of the final days of a mortal and moral man, and in a variety of children’s stories about bad days, new life, and love.

Sunday, April 16, 2023  |  “Life After Death: Why Green Burial”
Led by the Natural Burial Committee
During a summer service almost six years ago, Randy Jefferson proposed an option to traditional burial and cremation practices. It generated a buzz.  On April 16, the topic of green burial will be revisited by members of our church’s Natural Burial Committee. You’ll hear a green burial story, explore what this option may mean for you, bust some myths, find out what the Committee has been doing and hear what we will need from our congregation to realize the dream of a green burial cemetery in north central Wisconsin. Join us. Don’t let the topic deter you. We promise it will be lively.

Sunday, April 23, 2023  |  “Praise for the Sweetness”
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
The field of ethics asks: What is required of us?  Environmental ethics asks: What is it that nature requires us to be for her, to do for her?  Eco-theological ethics asks: What is required of us, and who, or what, does the requiring?   On this day after the 53rd celebration of Earth Day we consider these questions.

Sunday, April 30, 2023  |  “A Search for the Wizard: Brains, Heart & Courage for the Journey”
Led by Preacher in Residence, the Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk
We are, each of us, on multiple journeys, individually and collectively.  Though we are on somewhat different paths, because we are human our journeys encompass many of the same themes. So, let’s go off together, to see that Wizard.

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