UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES
February's theme "Creativity"
February 17th, 10:30am. “The Dented Cup” by Rev. Dr. Peter Luton with Sunday Service Associate Kerry Burke. I was mansplaining to a friend how she could respond to a particular challenge. She put up her hand and said, “Would you, please, stop talking and just listen to me?” People pay good money to therapists for the healing and clarity that bubble up in us when we are truly heard and understood. Rev. Luton lives in Bellingham, Washington. He served at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue, Washington for 21 years, and at the First Universalist Church in Yarmouth, Maine for 12. He has served on the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Executive Committee and it’s Continuing Education Committee, as well as on the Board of Trustees for Meadville/Lombard Theological School in Chicago, Illinois and on numerous local boards and task forces focused on GLBTQ rights, AIDS, Child Abuse Prevention and Civil Rights. Now, Peter enjoys retirement and volunteers twice a week at the local food bank and with Whatcom County Habitat For Humanity.
February 24th, 10:30am. “Embodying Creativity” — a multi-generational service led by Lynn Sabourin (Director of Family Ministries) and Ariel Hunt-Brondwin (Youth & Connections Coordinator). Researcher and Author Brene Brown said 'Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.' Through song and story, art and poetry - we invite you to explore and share your creative side with us in this all-ages, interactive and sensory-filled worship experience. Youth and Children ages three and older are all invited to 'stay up' with their families for the whole service and childcare will be available for little ones under three years of age as usual.
March's theme "Journey"
March 3rd, 10:30am. “Abundance, Resilience & Generosity: A Refugee Story” by Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, Minister of the Unitarian Church of Bujumbura in Burundi for 14 years. His congregation got very involved in social justice work and was noticed by the brutal regime in Bujumbura. The congregation was attacked with grenades and bullets, Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana was kidnapped, jailed and tortured and was only able to escape with a tremendous pressure of UUs around the world. When he was temporarily released, he escaped from Burundi and found his way to Canada after a brief stay in Rwanda. A special collection will be taken for his charity, Flaming Chalice International, which helps with education, small business projects and day to day living of close to 50 refugees. Flaming Chalice International, which helps with education, small business projects and day to day living of close to 50 refugees.
March 10th, 10:30am. “Radiant Twilight: The Journey of Aging” by Rev. Dr. Barbara Wells ten Hove. If we are lucky enough to reach our elderhood, the path to old age has struggles and blessings to offer.
March 17th, 10:30am. “North Shore's Journey” by Rev. Dr. Barbara Wells ten Hove. Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? As North Shore celebrates its 52nd Anniversary and looks hopefully forward to a potential new minister, our Consulting Minister will reflect on what she has learned about our congregation.
March 24th, 10:30am. TBA. by Rev. Samaya Oakley.
March 31st, 10:30am. “The Ultimate Meaning in My Life” by Kerry Burke with Sunday Service Associate Leslie Gibbons.
April's theme "Wholeness"
May's theme "Curiosity"
June's theme "Beauty"
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