Once a year, Rev. Sara answers your questions in lieu of preparing a formal sermon. This year, on this Sunday, she’ll do it again, only this time she asks you to send in the question you’d like her to address related to “why our church matters.” Questions can be sent via snail mail (121 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be received by Tuesday, August 25th.
The Noble Eightfold Path is one of the principle teachings of Buddhism, and it begins with “Right View,” seeing clearly and understanding life, nature, and the world as they really are for us. Seeing clearly is the first step toward wisdom and happiness.
Rev. J. Mark Worth has served Unitarian Universalist churches in Maine and Massachusetts since 1991, including serving our congregation 1991-2006.
Rev. Eliza GalaherIn the world of 12-step recovery, the third step states: “We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” For mainstream Christians as well as people of other explicitly theistic religions, such a step is central to living out one’s faith. But how might it be relevant to such an eclectic bunch as we Unitarian Universalists? Where might we butt heads with this step, and why? And what might we do to transcend semantics to get to the heart of this step?