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Heather Jaunules Atencion 2

By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, The Rev. Heather Janules discusses the second of six sources that inspire Unitarian Universalists—the words and deeds of prophetic women and men.

Many, if not most, faith traditions draw inspiration primarily from scripture or tradition. Yet, Unitarian Universalism identifies six sources as wellsprings: (1) Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; (2) Words and deeds of prophetic women and men that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; (3) Wisdom from the world’s religions that inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; (4) Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; (5) Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit, and (6) Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

In a time when many long for leaders who exemplify courage and good character, this service will explore the second source: the words and deeds of prophetic people. Drawing from historic writings and traditional theological questions to consider today’s challenges, we will reflect on the innate power in each person and in organized communities to manifest change in the world. This service will transport us from Budapest to Boston to Baltimore through its own sources, a journey reminding us that for every institution founded on greed and lust for power, there is the potential for its dismantling by the hands of those who dare.

Rev. Janules currently serves as the Parish Minister for the Winchester Unitarian Society in Winchester, MA. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL and was ordained by the historic Arlington Street Church in Boston, MA. As a student minister, she served UU communities in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Prior to her current position, she was the Minister for Congregational Life and Social Justice at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Special music for the service is provided by the duo of Robert Lehman (violin) and Kim Lehman (viola).

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at uufsma.org.

 

UU Service

“With No Extraordinary Power:” The Second Source

By Rev. Heather Janules

Sun, Feb 4, 10:30am

Posada de la Aldea

Ancha de San Antonio 15

Free

uufsma.org

 

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