Sunday Sermon – January 20: Men of Peace

Lay leader Bonnie Dassing leads on a consideration of “Men of Peace, ” asking us, “What do the Dali Lama, Gandhi and Rev Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? They come from different countries, different generations, and different faiths, but they were all men of peace. ”

See how the messages of these three men cross the barriers of time and distance to bring relevant messages to our current world.

Youth and adult programs begin at 10am.  This Sunday, in Adult Discussion, we’ll be holding a book club discussion on the novel,  “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood,” (Vintage (March 6, 2012)) by science writer James Gleick. In this thought provoking work, Gleick shows how our relationship to information “has transformed the very nature of human consciousness,” taking readers on a journey through the history of communication and information spanning Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live.

It’s not necessary to have read the book to enjoy the discussion with us, although it will certainly add a more meaningful dimension to your appreciation of the topic!

This Sunday after church marks our 3rd Sunday potluck.  Join us for a great day of thought-provoking learning, discussion and reflection.

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 for more information.
All are welcome!

 

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