First Unitarian Church is a liberal, progressive religious community. We come together for support in living lives of integrity, service and love. Together we are building a beloved community that affirms a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and supports our spiritual growth. We provide a safe and caring environment for adults, children and youth to come and learn about themselves and the world around us. We provide a community that encourages outreach, growth and deep knowing. For we all yearn, as author and educator Parker Palmer says, “to know as we are known.” Read more…
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This Sunday, October 11th: “Venturing Out: Snarks, Boojems and Fools” by Karen Andersen
This week Karen Andersen will be talking about The Call to Adventure utilizing Lewis Carroll’s mock-heroic poem, The Hunting of the Snark. Such “nonsense” poetry and surreal writing styles make our minds stretch beyond the Mundane World, forcing us to look at things differently than we normally do. We humans try very hard to make sense of things and sometimes they just don’t, which makes us want to stay in our “Comfort Zones,” where everything is safe and nothing changes. But that’s the problem…nothing changes; not our outer vistas and not our inner selves. Venturing out often begins with a leap of faith, a terrible loss, or a magnificent failure, so how do we find the strength to pick ourselves up and move on, or hurl ourselves into the unknown?