Sunday Sermon August 9 11am: May Sarton – Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep…. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.  – May Sarton

Guest speaker Kathy Stevens shares the sermon,”May Sarton, Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life”, with us at our 11am sermon.  In her writings, Ms. Stevens stell us, Ms Sarton had a way of finding deeper, universal truths by examining ordinary subjects. She is remembered especially for inspiring women’s studies in universities across the country. Join us for the 11am service to learn more about this remarkable woman and to find inspiration from her for our own lives.

In Adult Discussion at 10am, prior to the service, we’ll look at the neuroscience of compassion.  In 1992, the Dalai Lama observed to neuroscientist Richard Davidson , ‘You’ve been using the tools of modern neuroscience to study depression, and anxiety, and fear. Why can’t you use those same tools to study kindness and compassion?’ Since then, that’s exactly what scientists have been doing. We’ll look at some of their discoveries.

Youth LRE programs are ended for the summer, but there are plenty of opportunities for youth to spend meaningful time together and with congregations members in service and in social time together.

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.

Please join us!