Sept. 4 at 10 a.m.* (*Please note time)
Free from the Fear of Change
Rev. Kent C. McKusick, UU Fellowship of Ames, Iowa
During times of challenge, change, and uncertainty, fear has the capacity to control our lives and diminish the possibility of being fully alive. Two faith leaders, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pema Chodron, have provided antidotes for living through fear. The “conversations” between King and Chodron offer guidance for moving away from fear to new possibilities.
Rev. Kent C. McKusick is currently serving in his fifth year as minister at the UU Fellowship of Ames, Iowa. Originally from Maine, he is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry. Prior to recognizing the call to ministry, Kent had fascinating and formative life experiences in theatre, recreational management, banking, and lay ministry.
Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Restorative Justice: A Way of Life
John De Taeye, Religious Services Team
We often hear about Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices as programs -- programs to reduce mass incarceration, end the school to prison pipeline, create an alternative to the adversarial nature of the criminal justice system, establish ways for crime victims to face their offenders in a meaningful way for both. There are a lots of programs to discuss. And there is more. We will discuss Howard Zehr's "10 Ways to Live Restoratively" and Bryan Stevenson's famous passage, "Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”
Our minister, Rev. Jay Wolin, is on a three-month health sabbatical. His anticipated return is December 2016. For Sundays through November, UUCQC will have guest ministers and Religious Services Team lay-led services.
Come experience UU voices that are new to us!