Speaker: Rev. J. Mark Worth
As we move toward the end of one ministry at HUUC and toward the beginning of another, we may well ask where we are going. One world view says we are self-interested individuals, unconnected and unconcerned with one another. Another says we are connected with one another, and caring for others is fundamental to our existence. The purpose of life, then, is to discover the joy or well-being that both pleases us and blesses our neighbor.
During this special Sunday service we will celebrate our church community as we welcome new members, honor long-time members, remember those we have lost in the recent past, and dedicate our youngest. We will also unveil our new chalice created by commissioned sculptor Linda Hoffman. Special music by violinist Tim Arnold.
Albert Einstein once said that a person who has lost a sense of awe and mystery “is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle.” Einstein appreciated mystery. Even though there may be no ultimate answers that apply in all cultures, times, and places, to the “why?” questions that we ask, we go on asking. Why are we here? What does it all mean? Our answers are always provisional, never complete. That is why it is mystery.