Sunday, November 17 ~ Gratitude: The Ground of Happiness with Special Guest, Rev. Stephen Shick

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Gratitude:  The Ground of Happiness
with Rev. Stephen Shick, Minister Emeritus
Sunday, November 17, 10:30am

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”
— Mary Davis

Thank you!  How often do we say those simple words without thinking?  Of course, it’s a nice thing to do and many of us were encouraged to make saying “thank you” a habit.

But deep and well-practiced gratitude is more than a nice social habit. It can be a life changer.

This Sunday, we continue this month’s theme on gratitude and explore the power of intentional gratitude and how daily thanksgiving can nurture deep happiness, the kind that can sustain you through the hardest of circumstances.

Rev. Stephen Shick is Minister Emeritus at UCMH and an honors graduate of Crozer-Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary. Between 2000 and 2003, he was an Urban Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He has served congregations in Portland, ME and Haverhill, MA. Before UCMH, Rev. Shick practiced a national ministry as U.S. Program Director for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Director of the Unitarian Universalist Peace Network, and founder and host of Consider the Alternatives, a nationally syndicated radio program.

Rev. Stephen is the author of Be the Change: Poems, Prayers and Meditations for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers, Consider the Lilies, a book of meditations, and Just Congregations, a guide to congregational justice making practices. His writings have appeared in numerous national and local publications. Rev. Stephen also leads seminars on “embodied preaching,” the art of preaching and public speaking without notes or manuscript.

He is married to Dr. JoAnn Mulready-Shick, who is on the nursing faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston. They have three grown children: Dora, Michael, and Sarah.

Please join us after the service for coffee, tea, refreshments, and fellowship in our Worship Cafe ~ everyone is welcome at UCMH!