Poet Naomi Shihab Nye speaks of “the shared world,” in which we connect deeply with one another in and through our differences. What does it mean to live in “the shared world”? As we navigate this time of peril and possibility, beauty and anguish, despair and resistance, how might a theology and practice of “the shared world” help us find our way?
Wonder is the sensation we have when experiencing what is both beautiful and unexpected. It is an ancient human emotion, but also, argues Susan Beaumont, a leadership and congregational consultant, a crucial antidote to the profound anxiety of the times in which we are living. What is the connection between wonder and our work in the world?
We celebrate this past year’s achievements, children, and teachers and we affirm our commitment to our children’s spiritual development. The service will be followed by A Carnival with a Bouncy House, Slip n Slide, Bean Bag Toss, Raffle, Barbecue & Potluck Picnic.
Radical hospitality is described as going beyond politeness – it’s greeting the stranger with “revolutionary generosity.” Can neighbors with widely different religious beliefs work together for their community’s common good? Connie Simon reminds us that we are stronger together and previews her upcoming Interfaith Connection and Action project.