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Based on recommendations from our Pandemic Response Team, the Fellowship is open for worship services in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.  Services are also being live streamed over YouTube. Please click here for important information about COVID protocols.

July 3, 2022 – "The Decline and Fall of Kindness?" – John Williams, Worship Leader

John Williams kicks off our summer service series with its theme of "A Book That Changed My Life."  John selected On Kindness, in which Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor attempt to explain how ‘kindness,’ which is a basic human response, has become a sign of weakness in our modern culture.

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    Weekly Events and Special Announcements – July 3-10

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    July 10, 2022 – "Don't Shoot the Dog: Positive Reinforcement vs Domination in the Interdependent Web" – Maureen Shaiman, Worship Leader

    Karen Pryor's book Don't Shoot the Dog revolutionized animal training in the 1980's & 90's by demonstrating that positive reinforcement methods, and in particular a technique called "clicker training," are superior to methods that involve punishment because punishment not only damages the trainer's relationship with the animal, who is now afraid of them, it is also less effective. I would argue that there are also deeper, ethical reasons for using only positive methods of training both animals and people, whether your cat or dog, children, spouse, or coworkers, which connect to our UU principles.

    July 17, 2022 – "On Courage, Principle and Resilience" – Mayté Alzugaray, Worship Leader

    In her memoir Journey into the Whirlwind, Yevgenia Ginzburg offers a detailed account of her life and imprisonment in the Soviet Union during the rule of Joseph Stalin. She devoted her life to secretly writing about the system that killed millions of people, all without knowing if she was going to be able to ever publish her work. In her Reflections, Mayté will talk about overcoming extreme adversity and making something meaningful from such experiences.

    July 24, 2022 – "On Becoming a Person" – Linda Kirk, Worship Leader

    Linda will be talking about primarily On Becoming a Person by Carl R. Rogers and, secondarily, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy. Rogers' book had a lot of influence on her practice of social work. He discovers that the “client-centered approach” has applications far beyond psychotherapy and even into working with people whose nations are at conflict. The second book came at a time when Linda was facing many smaller decisions in her life.

    July 31, 2022 – "My Heart Still Beats with Love After So Many Years" – Shelly Psaris, Worship Leader

    After reading Between the Heart Beats: Prose and Poetry by Nurses, edited by Cortney Davis and Judy Schaefer, Shelly says "my mind was blown away. I was inspired to write my own stories of the patients I came across during my years as a Registered Nurse doing my heart’s work. This book made an impact on me that continues to resonate today."