Upcoming Sunday Sermons
Was Atticus Finch a Racist?
Sunday, October 4, - 10:15 a.m.
Service offered by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz
When Harper Lee's new novel , "Go Set a Watchman" was released, it unleashed a storm of controversy because the beloved protagonist, Atticus Finch, was
revealed as a racist. The theme for the month of October is "What can I be wholehearted about?" which begs the question, "can I be wholehearted about
letting go of beloved icons to enable a more clear-eyed and realistic understanding of the complexities of race and racism in the 21st century?"
Our Doctrine of Discovery
Sunday, October 11 - 10:15 a.m.
Service offered by Rev. Dr. Wayne Arnason
These two words get a big response from UU’s. “Doctrine”– BAD! That’s what we don’t want! “Discovery” – GOOD! That’s what we do in our religion – right?
We discover our own theology! So what happens when you put these two words together? You get an obscure, powerful, and troubling legal concept that
raises questions about “entitlement.” To what are we “entitled” as human beings, as citizens? What do we have already, and what do we think we need,
and what should we let go?
With All My Heart
Sunday, October 18 - 10:15 a.m.
Service offered by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz
What happens when your “whole-heartedness” becomes broken by disappointment, betrayal or abandonment? What spiritual resources can you find to help you
heal from a “broken heart?” This service we’ll commission the Chalice Lighters and introduce the Pastoral Resource Team; and focus on the opportunities
available for care and support at West Shore. The children will join us for A Story For All Ages; the Junior Choir will also inaugurate their
season with an original anthem written by West Shore’s Junior Choir Director, Joe Schafer.