Sunday Sermon – May 26: Care of the Soul

Spirit of Life UU member and lay leader, Bonnie Dassing, shares the sermon “Care of the Soul” at 11am. “The soul is a messy thing for Unitarian Universalists,” writes sermon author, Wayne  Arnason.  “We are burdened by whatever childhood definitions or images of soul we have had imposed upon us or picked up by osmosis. Maybe it is time to re-define it for ourselves.”

Youth and adult programs begin at 10am. In Community Conversations, we’ll look at ”Studies in Deception.” For many social scientists, who explore some of the most deeply rooted aspects of human social behavior, deceptive research methods are accepted as a necessary evil. “Proponents of deception argue that they are using little lies in order to uncover large truths. Many subjects voice no objection, and sophisticated ethical defenses of the practice are readily provided. In a perfect world, perhaps, deception would be scrupulously avoided, but ours is not perfect, so proponents argue that compromises must be made.” We’ll consider this Atlantic story and its implications.

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.