Sunday Service: Covenant and a Sense of Wonder

Sunday, September 29th                                                                               Covenant and a Sense of Wonder                                                                                                                 Brian Snow

As human beings, we share a longing for connection whether that is a longing for connection with that transcendent wonder beyond ourselves or a deeper connection with others.   As Unitarian Universalist, we have a rich tradition of covenant as well as a sense of awe and wonder.  Rosh Hashanah calls those who participate to take time to pause in wonder at the birth of the universe and listen to the yearnings of the heart.  Yom Kippur invites observers to review covenants with each other and the holy, and apologize for any breach of covenant.  As we approach the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Brian will be exploring what these holidays can teach us about self-examination our relationships with each other, the holy, our environment and ourselves.  Brian Snow is currently a Candidate for Ministerial Fellowship with the UUA.  He is a chaplain for a nursing care organization that provides everything from senior independent living to total memory care in Lowell Massachusetts.   Before living in Massachusetts, he lived Lancaster PA where he graduated from the Lancaster Theological Seminary.  Brian is also a musician who has taught music for several years before going into ministry and a father of two brilliant and conscientious teenagers ages 17 and 15.