Do you have a love/hate relationship with your smart phone? Our technology allows us to keep connected to others through text, phone calls, social media and emails. But, far too often, this same phone becomes a distraction and something that distances us from others and ourselves. Writer Anne Lamott gets to the heart of it: "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. . . including you. The idea of Sabbath is about rest and belonging, and unplugging."
In this informative service through a panel discussion, we will share our stories of what attracted us to seek out an intentional community such as Higher Ground. We will share some personal highlights and unique aspects of what it means to us to live here.
It has been said we are only as sick as our secrets. By exploring some of the "secrets" that affect our lives - mental illness, addiction, and incarceration, for example - we will reflect on how our Unitarian Universalist congregations can break the silence, be more inclusive, and challenge the shame and stigma in our wider culture.
As we come together for our last Sunday with Rev. Antonia, let us pause and reflect on gratitude for our time together, leavings, loss and the opportunities for new beginnings.