Join us in worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings as we begin a new series, “On the Brink of Everything.” Together we will examine our thoughts and feelings about aging and explore the opportunities that different stages of life bring based on the wisdom of speaker, writer, and activist Parker Palmer.
February 5, 2023 – On the Brink of a Legacy
As we get closer to the brink of everything, we might start to ponder what we will leave behind once our earthly story is done. How will we be remembered? Will we have moved the needle toward what we long for the world to be? Like the people of Israel, we want to leave behind a monument of stones to let those behind us know that we, and God, have been here.
January 29, 2023 – On the Brink of New Generations
Psalm 145 proclaims “One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” We so often view generations besides our own as suspect, yet each generation has wisdom to share with those who come after and those who come before. How might we share our wisdom with one another?
January 22nd, 2023 – On the Brink of New Horizons
Not only is the world changing fast, the rate of change is increasing. We wake up to headlines unimaginable just a few years ago. After decades of, for many, prosperity and security, the future seems uncertain. How can we prepare for what lies ahead? We lift up our hands with Ezekiel and cry out “O Lord you know!”
You can read “the missing story” regarding Professor Marvin Dunn on Pastor Jason’s blog
January 15th, 2023 – The View From the Brink
In the preface to his book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old, Parker Palmer writes: Every day, I get closer to the brink of everything. We’re all headed that way, of course, even when we’re young, though most of us are too busy with Important Matters to ponder our mortality. But when a serious illness or accident strikes, or someone dear to us dies—or we go to the class reunion and wonder who all those old people are—it becomes harder to ignore the drop-off that lies just over the edge of our lives.
Over the next few weeks, we will turn to wisdom ancient and contemporary and in between to take stock of and look out from the place in life we currently find ourselves and ponder what the future might hold.