Sunday Sermon, September 16: “L’Shanah Tovah!” Reflections on the Jewish High Holidays

Throughout the rest of September, Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists will continue welcoming guest speakers and religious leaders from a diversity of faiths, backgrounds and interests, to give members and guests an opportunity to better understand our religious and spiritual neighbors.  So far, we’ve looked at Mormonism, Hinduism, Islam, and Agnosticism, and this month, we’ll be looking Taoism and on September 16th, Judaism.

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which starts on this date, Sue Eckstein, a long time member of Spirit of Life UU, who identifies as both Jewish and Unitarian Universalist, will  speak in a sermon titled, “L’Shanah Tovah!”  sharing reflections on the Jewish High Holidays and the renewal of spirit they offer.

Youth and Adult religious education programs begin at 10am.  In Adult Discussion: What Would a City Run by Women Look Like? – Rumors that Saudi Arabia was planning to build “women-only” industrial city, where Saudi women would be able to work and live in a man-free environment, turned out to be a misunderstanding of the segregated industrial community they’re really aiming for, but the idea of a woman-run city is intriguing.

As this Sunday marks the date of our monthly Potluck, we’ll be using the opportunity to enjoy a Jewish New Year Celebration Potluck!  Jewish dishes are welcome and invited, and all are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon together!  Members of the Keystone Book Club are welcome to join us for our potluck before our monthly book discussion, which starts back up for the fall this Sunday, as well.

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal faith community in Odessa that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives.  Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is located at 18412 Burrell Road, just off Tarpon Springs Road, east of Boy Scout Road) in Odessa.  Call (813) 792-1622 or visit:  http://www.spiritoflifeuu.org   .

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