Poetry: Words That Ask for Our Attention
Sundays, August 4th – September 1st
Much of the Bible is poetry. Think about the Psalms and prophetic books where we find some of the greatest poetry ever written. Poems, similar to many of the teachings of Jesus, deal in metaphors and images that can speak powerfully to the events and needs of our time. Our worship services will be full of diverse poems from many times and places that set our minds and hearts free.
Particular poets on whom we will focus in sermons: Niki Giovanni, Basho, Billy Collins, Rainer Maria Rilke, poems written by Immigrant/Refugee Children
Mister Rogers: Tools for an Open Heart
Sundays, September 1st – September 29th
The children’s television host Mr. Rogers always carried in his wallet a quote from a social worker that said,Frankly, there isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.