Rev. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer: In Which We Live and Move and Have Our Being

The natural world is “In Which We Live and Move and Have Our Being.” It concerns what we care deeply about, what the ground of our being is, what we regard as worthy of our deepest care, concern and respect. This week’s sermon brings together several voices, in an informal format that invites your participation, to explore our relationship to our environment.
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Rev. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer: After the Vote

The vote has been counted, the results are in. Now what? We will need to come together around the decision the congregation's democratic process produced. We will need to find ways that all of us can affirm our beloved community, our vibrancy, our continuing commitment to be a clear, steady voice for liberal religion and social justice in Delaware County and beyond. We'll need to dig deep into what brings us here to our church in the woods and remind ourselves why we want to be a part of this community. We will also recognize Memorial Day and the sacrifices it represents.
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Rev. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer: Community, and Staying at the Table

I’ve been an “insider/outsider” in every religious group I’ve ever been in. I imagine that applies to most of us, to varying extents. Many of us find here in the woods a community that is a good fit. No matter how good a fit a faith community is for us, however, we won’t always agree with what’s done or with decisions that are made. What does it mean to remain faithful to our community when we disagree? What resources can we draw on to enable us to “stay at the table” with integrity and authenticity in the face of our disagreements? Come explore and reflect on your own journey.
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