Opening with a passage from the novel Half Moon and Empty Stars, by Gerry Spence, this sermon will deal with the irresistible call of the life force, and the passion with which we inevitably respond to that call in spite of obstacles, worries, fears and set-backs. Rev. Beth is a UU minister from Elkhart, Indiana. She received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and has a special interest in sociology. Other passions are reading, writing, music and spending time outside — especially with beloved friends or pets.