Feb. 7, 2016: “Connections Weekly”

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Sunday Service: Feb. 7, 2016

Services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

February 7

“The Paradox of Desire”
Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, preaching; Ruth Rinehart, Intern Minister
Religious traditions and our human condition give us contradictory messages about the value of “desire.”

It is exactly through desire that we discover what animates and moves us.”
– David Whyte

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
– Dalai Lama

Desire. A necessary (but beautiful) motivator? The source of all suffering? Or both?

This Sunday’s Half-Plate: Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE), a Longmont based non-profit, strives to provide evening meals to the homeless. Today’s donations will also go to “soup angels” who provide twenty cooked and cold meals to be eaten for breakfast or lunch the following day. Not only does the HOPE van visit three places throughout Longmont to provide meals, it also picks up the homless to bring them to a warm shelter during cold weather spells. Nominated by Jean Cannella.

To read more about the February services on the theme of “Resistance” click here. Also visit our Soul Matters Monthly Reflection here.

Please contact Alyse DeVan, Communications Specialist, with any questions or concerns at commspecialist@bvuuf.org. Thank you!