Sunday, April 14 ~ Living with Purpose in Dark Times ~ 10:30 a.m.


patrick-untersee-ePchjD6497Y-unsplash edited to add textSunday, April 14

Living with Purpose in Dark Times

With Rev. Stephen Shick


We live in dark times: the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, poverty and hunger in our country and around the world, lives (ours or others) filled with fear, anxiety, depression, and the advancing uncertainties of climate change.  Our Unitarian Universalist tradition teaches us to have faith (trust) in the power of love to give our lives meaning and purpose in any circumstance.  Together we’ll explore spiritual practices that can strengthen our faith in dark times like these. 

Stephen M. ShickStephen Shick is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, MA; he also served our congregations in Haverhill, MA and Portland, ME. Stephen was founding director of the Unitarian Universalist Peace Network and former director of U.S. programs for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and helped to establish Community Ministries within our association. Stephen has taught the art of public speaking to UU ministers and social activists for over 25 years. He is the author of Speaking by Heart: The Spiritual Practice of Unscripted Public Speaking, Be the Change: Poems, Prayers & Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers, and Consider the Lilies, a collection of meditations