February Services

Sunday, February 6th
The Importance of Black History: Don’t Abandon the Idea John Cherry

John Cherry is a native Danburian and has lived here most of his life. He is a retired elementary school teacher who taught for thirty-six and one half years. He has been active in the community: serving on the Board of the Danbury Music Centre for several years and working with Harambee, a youth organization, he was on the Board of Directors for the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut and is still a member of the Danbury Cultural Commission. John enjoys traveling, reading and collecting just about everything. His favorite purchases are those related to Black History. He is thankful for this opportunity and hopes that you find value in the comments he will be sharing. This service is sponsored by our 8th Principle Action Group.

Sunday, February 13th
Seeing The World In Gasps Rev. Dr. Kathleen A. Rudoff
When our lives feel overwhelmed with crises arising from our own personal circumstances, as well as chaos around the globe, we often wind up viewing the world through a narrowed lens and gasping for breath. How long can we keep this up, and how can we see and breathe fully again? Start with the knowledge that we are in this together and commit to supporting one another.

Sunday, February 20th Both On-site and Via Zoom
Flowing in the Stream Rev. Dr. Susan Rak
One of the Four Immeasurables in Buddhist teaching is “Equanimity” – being in the middle of it all and cultivating a sense of balance. So we begin here to find a way to live with and through the instability that so often characterizes our lives.

The Reverend Dr. Susan Veronica Rak has been a Unitarian Universalist since the early 1970’s and Unitarian Universalist Minister since 1996. She earned her Masters of Divinity at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster PA, and received a Doctor of Ministry from Meadville-Lombard Theological School (Chicago IL). Rev. Susan has served our faith as interim and settled minister in the greater New York and Philadelphia area. She also was the UUA Program Consultant for the Joseph Priestley District (1997-2001) and prior to that, worked as a UU religious educator for 15 years. She continues her volunteer work in support of Unitarian Universalism by serving as President of the UU Retired Ministers and Partners Association. She and her spouse, Dr. Mary Chinery (Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ) reside in Asbury Park NJ.

Sunday, February 27th
I Doubt It Rev. Dr. Kathleen A. Rudoff

To doubt is to question and that is a part of the free and responsible search for truth and meaning that we affirm and promote as our 4th Principle as Unitarian Universalists. Our focus is the question, not the answer. Let’s claim our heritage as doubters!