Ministerial Musings

Like most of you, I am incredibly excited to be in our new building. Part of my excitement is about having an office again. Now that I am moved in, I am typically at Tapestry Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Sometimes Tapestry meetings and other obligations shift my schedule. It is best to call to make sure I am in the office or schedule a time to meet in advance. I try to reserve Friday as a day of writing without meetings.

In the past week, a few people have asked if they can come by to talk. The answer is always a resounding “yes.” I’m always happy to meet to talk about Tapestry stuff or as a touchstone for whatever is going on in your life. I don’t do ongoing counseling, but I am glad to meet a few times if you find it helpful. That’s one great benefit of having an office again, a comfortable private place to talk.

Also, if you come by Tapestry during the week, you are likely to encounter my dog Lucy. She is a 28 lb Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. It has been a great help to be able to bring her to work with me. Not everyone is into dogs. If I forget to ask you, let me know if you are more comfortable without her around. She is sweet, but not everyone’s cup of tea.

It will take time to settle into our new home. We are still shuffling seats in the sanctuary to find the right arrangement. We seem to have more bookshelves and file cabinets than we need. Thank you for your patience and help getting everything settled.

Sincerely,
Rev. Kent Doss


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Minister's Seminars

 
Sapiens

Monday, February 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
This book answers the question, how did we Homo sapiens evolve from an unexceptional savannah-dwelling primate to become the dominant force on the planet? The author describes human development through a framework of three “revolutions”: the Cognitive, the Agricultural, and the Scientific. Special attention is paid to our social networks and “imagined realities”—such as money, religion, and Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs). To fully participate, please read the book in advance of this discussion.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Rev. Kent rev@tapestryuu.org .


Go, Went, Gone

Monday, March 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Go, Went, Gone is the newest novel by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck. It is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. It is skillfully translated into English from German by Susan Bernofsky.

To fully participate, please read the book in advance of this discussion. To fully participate, please read the book in advance of this discussion.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Rev. Kent rev@tapestryuu.org .

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