Sundays at 10:00 AM
A holiday that traditionally honors fallen servicemen and women, Memorial Day has become a day all dead are remembered. It's also an outdoor party weekend of swimming pools, BBQ, and playing Cornhole. Originally known as Decoration Day, how does this day feel different this year, when there are so many dead to remember and honor due to the pandemic? Meanwhile, our brave men and women in uniform continue to serve around the world, at special risk of contracting the virus.
Moving together through these challenging times, we find ourselves, perhaps on a daily basis, reassessing our priorities. Michael Eselun, UCLA Oncology Chaplain and popular guest speaker, will share reflections on the question, “What Matters?”
Michael Eselun serves as the chaplain for the Simms/Mann‐UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. Two-time TED-X speaker, Michael speaks extensively to healthcare professionals, patient populations and faith communities across the country. He’s also worked for over 30 years as an activist/educator addressing anti-LGBTQ bias in the larger community. Michael was recently inducted into the UCLA-Semel Institute Eudaimonia Society, in recognition of having lived a meaning-driven life. He has 4 volumes of CD’s available for purchase. Contact Michael through his website www.michaeleselun.com
Bridging/Staff & Volunteer Appreciation Sunday!
We will honor our children and youth who are reaching milestones as another school year fades away. Many Committee Chairs have served with distinction and are passing the baton so we will honor them, too. Finally, we will honor Nancy Holland, our beloved Choir Director who is retiring this summer. Commencement time . . . a season of endings and beginnings!
Hannah Petrie and Barbara Allen
What's new for LGBTQ+? Are we moving backward or forward these days when it comes to human rights and dignity?
This Fathers' Day I am thinking of reflecting about some remarkable ways fathers are being portrayed in modern television and films. We have come so far from the days of Archie Bunker. But are there enough truly modern dads? If you have a favorite dad character in your world, please tell me about him!
Sermon TBA / Annual Congregational Meeting