These are the first two words of the 2016 GA theme: Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect. Watching the streaming of the Sunday Worship Service on June 26th in our Vestry with FCU friends I was deeply moved by messages conveyed though music, spoken word and images ~ my heart was touched and I am challenged to focus on what really matters ~ just what I’m looking for in a worship service. Now comes the tough part – putting it into practice Did you know you can watch the video of the Sunday Worship Service and other parts of GA online? Check it out: http://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2016
I recommend watching the Ware Lecture by Krista Tippett (or reading the transcripts) – The Mystery and Art of Living which she expands in her opening to the “mystery and art of living together right now in the 21st century”. WOW!! As a tickler for you to watch/read she offers three encouragements : (1) Words Matter; (2) Re-discover listening as as a social art and questions as a civic tool; (3) Love. If you choose to here’s the link http://www.uua.org/action/ga/ware
Sharing our thoughts on these and how, within our FCU Heart Land, we practice them is of interest to me.