September 17, 2023
Descent to the Dark and the Rising, Defiant Spark
Guest Speaker: Rev. Linda Slabon
Renewal often requires a descent into dark places. Just as a seed pushes up from the deep dank soil, we may re-discover ourselves as we emerge from the places where we have been “dissolved and shaken”, as May Sarton observes. Through the words of William Ellery Channing and May Sarton, let us reaffirm the rising, defiant spark that is ours to claim.
September 23, 2023
The Worm at the Core
by Stephen Day
The American philosopher, William James, dubbed the knowledge that we must die “the worm at the core” of the human condition. While we may not realize it, our subconscious grappling with that reality may shape our daily actions and our relationships with people and the world around us. What can we learn about how to live by facing our fear of death?