Sunday, February 18
Love: Intuitive, Intentional, and Interdependent
With Special Guest, Rev. Stephen Shick
Minister Emeritus, UCMH
Yes, you can fall into it, love that is. But, if you practice love like an artist of life might, then you will discover a power beyond your understanding. A power that awakens and enlivens every aspect of your life. In troubled times like these the practice of intentional and interdependent love can save you from despair and numbness, and it just might help save us all. Rev. Stephen looks forward to exploring and experiencing intentional love with you in this special worship.
Stephen Shick is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson where he served as Senior Minister. He previously served our faith nationally as the founding Director of the UUA’s Peace Network and then as the Director of U.S. Programs for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee where he established a Washington lobby office and five state legislative networks for the Promise the Children program. Before becoming a UU minister he was the founder and host of Consider the Alternatives, a national radio program carried on 400 commercial and non-commercial stations.
Stephen is the author of two Skinner House books, Be the Change and Consider the Lilies. His newest project is Momentary Meditations, a one-minute nature and poetry meditation published weekly on YouTube. He lives in Lexington with his wife, JoAnn Mulready-Shick. They have three adult children, Sarah, Dora and Michael.
Also Joining Us Sunday ~
Special Musical Guests, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
“Dazzling, witty, eclectic, delightful duo. These two are gentle masters of folk melody.” The Boston Globe
Lorraine and Bennett play in perfect complement; they blend their instruments and create a beautiful new voice for songs and tunes that range in style from classical music through Celtic, blues, and contemporary. They sing both traditional and original songs, reflecting a variety of influences from American and European traditions. Their interpretation of traditional music attests to their ability to hear fresh sounds in old songs.
Lorraine Hammond is finest Appalachian dulcimer player in New England, if not the world. After decades of concerts, workshops, and teaching, she can take much of the credit for the instrument’s popularity in the region.
Bennett Hammond is a superb finger-style guitarist who claims inspiration from the three B’s: Bach, Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley. He, along with Lorraine, produce some of the finest acoustic music around. Together, they are simply magical.