“The Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Power of Covenantal Listening,” February 6th, 2022

The Touchstones Theme for February is Power. On February 6, our beloved Bill Heavlin delivers a new sermon entitled “The Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Power of Covenantal Listening.”

Unitarian Universalists often discuss topics with the implicit goal of converging on truth, assuming both the uniqueness of truth and the power implied by this uniqueness. In this sermon, we explore a second dimension to such conversations: the value of the dialog itself, of discovering and creating shared language, and of recognizing others as co-travelers on a common journey. Drawing from team sports, linguistics, and ecology, Bill offers analogies (and perhaps even insights) about power, language, and conversation.

Bill has been integral to the production of UUCC’s online Zoom services, taking on every role from switchin’ slides to snuffin’ chalices. Dr. Bill Heavlin works as a research statistician in Google’s Applied Science team, which includes research on implicit bias. At home, Bill enjoys hiking Coastal trails, painting watercolors, and feeding wild backyard birds.

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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