“Our Spiritual Declaration of Independence”
Before and after Election Day…
A two part course on the roots of our American faith, the spiritual core of our Democracy.
Presented by Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Nov. 5th & 19th 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Conference Room in Park House
A CITY ON A HILL…
FIRST-HAND WITH DEITY…
WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE…
I HAVE A DREAM…
THESE WORDS ARE PART OF WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE–
AND TELL US WHO WE ARE BECOMING.
Stephen will provide free materials for everyone in this course looking at the four basic texts of our democratic faith–Winthrop’s City on a Hill sermon, Emerson’s Divinity School Address, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, and King’s I Have a Dream speech.
We don’t tell our folks how to vote, but reading these four sources together will provide context, inspiration, and perhaps, maybe, solace.
A special weekend workshop presented by Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Saturday, Nov. 17th, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Based on the book of the same title, we will look at how to assess and guide our inner emotional intelligence. Copies of the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 will be available a month before the course, as you have to take a short on-line test before the actual day of the course. The cost for the book and the course is ten dollars, and Stephen will pay the rest of the book’s price–so that all in the church can participate.
Sign-up (will need copy of the book–contact the office or Stephen 617-523-8901)
a workshop to support reflection about end of life care and decision making
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In the Chapel
Led by Rev. Rosemary Lloyd
Registration Required by October 25
$25 includes materials and lunch
It’s not easy to talk about how you want the end of your life to be. But it’s one of the most important conversations you can have with your loved ones. This workshop will help you get your thoughts together and then have the conversation.
This isn’t about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms (although we will cover that in detail). It’s about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care.
Our time together will include a presentation, guided and silent meditation, small group sharing, writing exercises, and practice and support for having this important conversation. Even if you have prepared your advance directives or assigned a health care proxy, this workshop will offer you time to re-reflect on your values, beliefs and concerns about aging, illness, and dying.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a journal and pen.