Categories: SALON

SALON: April 17, 2024 – “Spirituality ad Competition” Host – Linda Cronenwett

Spiritual teachings and experiences tend to emphasize interconnectedness, inner peace, kindness, and love. Competition and comparison can be viewed as divisive and counterproductive to spirituality (as we have discussed in past Salons).  Yet competition is a fundamental aspect of human nature and has numerous benefits as well as drawbacks.   Questions to be addressed in […]

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MARCH SALONS: “The Stuff of Life” 3/20/24 at 7 p.m.

Host:  Dave Burt In my fairly recent pulpit, “The Stuff of Life”, I forgot something important. I described the molecular mechanics of life without mentioning that I believe Life itself to be sacred. If I worship anything…it is Life and Living, not just for an individual organism but for the living, 3-D, intertwined lives of […]

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Categories: Heart & Mind

HEART AND MIND – MARCH 2024 – Dr. Louis Yock

With its five years worth of work completed, all well done and comfortably within budget, the Building Construction Committee dissolved itself at its last meeting in February. The committee started before COVID, and through a pandemic, and blocked access to the back of the building, and then blocked access to the front of the building, […]

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Categories: Heart & Mind

HEART AND MIND – JANUARY 2024 – Dr. Louis Yock

In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address, he said, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” These are mighty high and powerful words to begin a pastoral column in a church newsletter. Luckily, […]

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HEART & MIND – DECEMBER 2023

A popular song when I was in high school was Dan Fogelberg’s Same Old Lang Syne from 1980. It springs to mind this time of year because, being as odd in high school as I am now, I knew that the spelling of “old” in the New Year’s Eve song Fogelberg was referencing was “auld.” […]

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