Ministerial Musings

I want to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who helped make the Building Dedication such a success. We had around 200 people at Tapestry to celebrate our new space. Serving a lunch for that kind of crowd is a huge undertaking. Doing it for the first time in a new space without a single hiccup is a logistical masterpiece. Carol Semelroth, Marsha Medina, Kathy Decther, Linda Yeargin, John Wainsright and many others, thank you for making the day so delightful. It was great to see so many people enjoying the hospitality of our new home.

We have most of our things settled in our new building. We are still sorting through operational changes though. During 2018, Tapestry scaled back some of our operations because we were in rented space with lower attendance. In our new home there are lots of things we hope to accomplish. There are limits to our time and energy though. Occasionally saying “no” to a volunteer task does not mean someone doesn’t care. Sometimes an honest “no” is a lot more helpful than “maybe sometime I’ll try to...” We are in this project together and I really like the direction we are heading. The journey continues.

Finally, I want to mention our upcoming Spring Celebration. We are using Easter Sunday as an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and let them know about our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Our celebration of Spring and Earth Day will give our neighbors a sense of how we greet the season and celebrate renewal and hope. I hope you can join us for the celebration. The Flower Communion that we have done on Easter Sunday in recent years will take place in June, so stay tuned.

Sincerely,
Rev. Kent Doss


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Minister's Seminars

 
Letters to a Spiritual Seeker

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Letters to a Spiritual Seeker by Henry David Thoreau, ed. Bradley P.

In 1848 a seeker named Harrison Blake, yearning for a spiritual life of his own, asked the then-fledgling writer for guidance. The fifty letters that ensued are witty, playful, practical ― and deeply insightful and inspiring, as one would expect from America's best prose stylist and great moral philosopher.

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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I Am Not Your Negro

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, social critic, and the author of more than twenty books. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey through the life and mind of Baldwin, whose voice speaks even more powerfully today than it did 50 years ago. This book is based on a film by the same title. The film is a great place to start your exploration.

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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