The Touchstones Theme for November is Non-Violence. And on November 7th, Rev. Brian Ferguson gives a sermon entitled: “Mercy: The Antidote for Anger.” Mercy is a virtue which is important to many religious traditions and encourages compassionate action. Shakespeare says that mercy “blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” The practice of mercy can be admired but can also be viewed as weak or naive. This worship service explores the idea of mercy and its importance for the real-life practice of non-violence and compassion.
Rev. Brian Ferguson is the newly called minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City and began his ministry there in August 2020. Before that he served as the five-year Developmental Minister at Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Church in Austin, Texas and also served for five years as the called Minister at San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Central Texas. He graduated in May 2009 with a Masters of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, California. His ministry is driven by the desire to explore and improve the human condition in an interdisciplinary and holistic way.
As always, beautiful music will be provided by Tom Devine and the UUCC Choir featuring LindaGrace Frost.
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Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.
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