As I have prepared to leave and say goodbye, it has been an emotional roller-coaster. Join me as I share one last time the value of the trust you have placed in me and refect on finding joy in the midst of loss.
My name is Mark and I’m an alcoholic. Since February, 1999 I have been living a life of discovery and recovery from alcohol addiction. It has at times been joyful, heartbreaking, exciting, and serene. In other words, I’ve been living life on life’s terms, one day at a time.
This talk, more of a story than a sermon, combines the account of my circuitous awakening to a broader more positive spiritual life as well as a short, scholarly definition of Humanism. It is a thoroughly re-written version of a talk I gave in 2009.
In this season of festivals that celebrate the return of light in our daily darkness, we too often overlook the gifts of darkness. Each are gifts in our lives to be embraced.
Gratitude wisdom and practice from the Jewish tradition.
Where do we talk about death in our culture and how do we talk about it? How do we learn about it and how do we teach our children about it? How do we also consider the choice of “death with dignity?” How do we make sense of suicide?
Our annual Flower Communion as well as a service recognizing our teachers and WUUC volunteers.