As a former VA chaplain, one of the commitments Rev. Ilene has made in her ministry is to speak at least once a year on a topic relating to veterans and military service. During the month of November, we will be reflecting in worship on the theme of "Memory," and certainly all who have lived through war, trauma, combat, and fear-- veterans or not-- have memories they might rather forget. In this service, Rev. Ilene will preach on the topic of moral injury, a recently-defined concept emphasizing the injuries to the human spirit that ensue from witnessing or participating in acts of moral transgression. All are welcome in this service, where we will reflect together on what makes us human and how we can support the humanity of those who have struggled with trauma and healing.
This month's theme: Memory
Speaker: Rev. Ilene Kaur Tompkins-Gillispie
The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every person. UUTC welcomes all—persons of various ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, theological and political beliefs, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities. Services are at 9:15 and 11:00am. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress may be casual and visitors of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and beliefs are warmly welcomed.
Infant care is available during both services.
Join us for coffee between services at 10:30am!
photo by Don Lander