FORUM: Sept. 28 at 9 AM Toby Rhue presents: Should Love Be Unconditional?
“Groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.” John Perry Barlow. “Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.” Duke Ellington.
“Nothing can be unconditional; consequently nothing can be free.” George B. Shaw
According to the Romantic Ideology, love is comprehensive (there are no boundaries to such love), uncompromising (nothing can dilute or impede such love), and unconditional (reality is almost irrelevant to love and has scant impact on it). It is also unconditional in the sense of willingness to give everything to the beloved.
What do you think about these statements? I will be supporting the notion that “IF” there is such a thing as unconditional love it is not a very healthy perspective to embrace. There are examples all around to support this position. Whether you agree with my notion or not, I would like to hear your opinion. I must warn you I will not be easily swayed.
SUNDAY SERVICE: September 28 at 10:30 AM: Karma
Speaker: Gene Schlueter
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: September 28: Join Bethann for fun projects and a snack!
UPCOMING BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Board will meet September 25, 6:30 PM at the Stacey home: 1509 Lakeshore. Meetings are open to the membership. Anyone with agenda items should contact Joseph Mold two weeks in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday, our Fellowship’s monthly social gathering, begins at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share marked as meat, vegetarian or vegan, and your favorite beverage.
October 3: Gene & Alicia Schlueter, 6575 Days River Rd. 420-3337
Mark your calendars for the first Sunday in October (World Communion Sunday). This year’s walk will begin and end at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1230 N. 18th St., Escanaba. Registration is at 12:30, and the walk begins at 1:00. There is a 1-mile walk and a 3-mile walk.
You may get pledge sheets from Dan Young, 789-7884.
Donors at Church World Service have pledged incentive gifts of $10 extra toward CROP Walk for each walker who raises $50 or more.
25% of the money is kept locally to help with hunger-related causes. This year’s recipient will be Lutheran Social Service’s Voices for Youth, which helps homeless or precariously housed young people in Delta County under the age of 22. The rest of the money helps people around the world.
Remember that our fellowship has a subscription to Tricycle magazine online. There is much of interest at this website. Each week one part of a 4-part video “retreat” is offered. Past retreats can be accessed as well. One thought provoking film each month is also available (Past films cannot be accessed). You can view it and other items of interest with the following log in: (call Gene)
The Little Bay Zen Buddhist Sangha will be meeting every Tuesday night at 6:30-7:30pm at the Bonifas arts center (enter at the door on the parking lot side). We will be chanting the Heart Sutra, practicing ZaZen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and Dharma discussions. If you which to learn more about the Zen Buddhist way please join us. ~ Joseph Roshin Mold
In this world the wise person,
Becomes themselves a light,
Pure, shining free.
ALTERNATE SUNDAY FORUMS are open to anyone in the fellowship who may be interested in offering one. These are forums that would occur on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. They begin at 10:30 AM.
If you have a short film, interesting short video or TedTalk, UU sermon or any other relevant information to share, please contact Gene Schlueter or Chris Rhue to reserve a spot on the schedule.
Open Alternate Sunday Forum dates are: Sept. 7 & 2, Oct. 5, Nov: 2, 16 & 30, and Dec: 7 & 21.