Surprising Gifts from Loss
By Jon Sievert
The Rev. Louise Green talks about “Surprising Gifts from Loss” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
With Rev. Louise Green
“Surprising Gifts from Loss”
Sun, May 29, 10:30am
La Posada do Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15
Using a poem by Li-Young Lee, Rev. Green reflects on multi-layered history in a family or culture. The way that we savor memories is complicated by different narratives, and our view of the same events may differ greatly. The need to make memorials, rituals, and altars to commemorate loved ones is a universal impulse, and we gather in communities regularly to do just that. This service will note the US Memorial Day weekend as a time to reflect and remember. You are invited to bring a photo of someone that you would like to remember, in order to create a table of memories.
As Minister of Congregational Life at River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2013, Rev. Green combines her background in yoga, spiritual direction, community organizing, and ministry. She received a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 1991, was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1992, and has been a Unitarian Universalist minister since 2004. She lives in Washington D.C. with her spouse, Regina Tosca, and a household of animals.
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at uufsma.org.