September 22 —Rev. Marti Keller "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"
The beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days is a time of reflection on Jewish teachings, including a core tenet–the idea of welcoming the stranger. We will hear about the life, times, and legacy of trailblazing Jewish-American poet and activist Emma Lazurus, who penned the words on the base of the Statue of Liberty as a prophetic rebuke to fear, Xenophobia, and anti-immigrant isolationism. What was the basis for her moral commitment and ours as well?
I came to Mountain Light as an act of defiance towards a fundamentalist Christian rehab group that required my daughter to attend church each Sunday that she was allowed home. I could not bear the churches that were approved for her and, in desperation, remembered Mountain Light. My daughter and I walked in not knowing what to expect and immediately I felt that I had arrived home! The rehab group wasn’t happy with my choice but I definitely was.
My experience here is one of love and acceptance no matter where you are at in your life or spiritual journey. I love being surrounded by thoughtful, intelligent people who allow me to better understand other viewpoints on many different subjects and agreement with those viewpoints isn’t a requirement. How joyful and freeing that is!
I understand now why I was never quite comfortable in the religion of my childhood. I was a Unitarian Universalist my entire life but I just didn’t know what it was or what to call it. I can’t imagine not having this loving community of friends to lift my spirits and challenge my world view each week!
- Rev. Marti Keller – SEP 22 SEP 22 2019 September 22 —Rev. Marti Keller “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” The beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days is a time of reflection on Jewish teachings, including a core tenet–the idea of welcoming the stranger. We will hear about the life, times, and legacy of trailblazing Jewish-American poet ...
- Joy Revisited Online If you missed the service on SEP 08 or would like to revisit it, then go to the website’s presentations archive page. David Center recorded the service and Kasey has shared the text: http://mluuc.org/services/2019-sep-08/
- SEP 08 Movie Night On Sunday, September 08, at 6 PM, Kasey will be showing Coming Through the Rye in the lounge at Mountain Light. This 2015 American coming-of-age drama was written and directed by James Steven Sadwith. It stars Alex Wolff and Stefania LaVie Owen as two teenagers who set out to find author J. D. Salinger, played ...