“Arise, Sweet Earth,” October 3, 2021

The Touchstones Theme for October is Reverence. And on Sunday, October 3rd, we warmly welcome back Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland to talk about our 7th Principle in a sermon entitled “Arise, Sweet Earth.”

If we are to learn reverence, we must turn to the Earth. She is a master teacher with lessons both subtle and extreme. And if we are to learn reverence, we must also practice reverence, for it is by doing so that we become our better selves.

Prior to ministry, Rev. Kirk pursued a successful career in business with an emphasis in marketing and product management. He attended Harvard Divinity School for two years and later finished his Master of Divinity degree at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He also has a BA in psychology from Boston University. During his ministry, he was very active denominationally, serving in a wide range of capacities throughout his career. Rev. Kirk was also an adjunct instructor in world religions at an undergraduate school, and taught UU history and UU theology at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. While in Colorado, his volunteer work focused on starting five K-8 charter schools with a unique focus on world languages: 50% instruction in English and 50% instruction in a world language such as Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Russian. He served as the Board chair for a decade. Rev. Kirk and his wife Carol, a clinical psychologist, have been married for 33 years. They have two daughters, LinsiAn and MerriLyn, young adults now living in Colorado. Both daughters were adopted in China in 1999 and 2007, respectively.

We’ll be featuring an eclectic bounty of beautiful music from Shauna Pickett-Gordon, Vera Vanderschalk, Tom Devine, and the UUCC Choir featuring LindaGrace Frost.

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For the Order of Service, click here. Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.

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