“The Challenge of Peace,” January 7, 2024

The Touchstones Theme for January is Justice. On January 7th, we warmly welcome back Ron Ahnen, PhD to the UUCC pulpit with a sermon entitled “The Challenge of Peace.”

As we begin a new year, we acknowledge the pain of the on-going conflict in Gaza, which has seemingly spilled out into the rest of the world. How is peace possible? How does this conflict touch our lives? In our New Year’s service, guest minister and Starr King student Ron Ahnen will reflect on how our UU values of pluralism, transformation, and love give us hope for creating a just and lasting peace in our lives and the world.

We’ll also hold a New Year’s Ritual (a flame-free Burning Bowl Ritual) where we’re invited to reflect and release unskillful patterns and behaviors from the previous year. We’ll write these reflections on a special type of paper which instantly dissolves in water.

This live in-person service takes place at Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main StreetHalf Moon Bay, CA, 94019. A online option via Zoom is also available.

Links: (a) to the Order of Service, (b) to our most recent newsletter. (c) The Zoom link to this service is now disabled.

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