Community

Degrees of Freedom

Is free will truly free? How capable are we of exercising true freedom? An exploration of choice and predetermination, and the places where our decisions can make a difference in the way we shape our lives. Speaker: Bryan Gick Bryan Gick is a member of our congregation. Professor and Head of the UBC Linguistics Department, a Senior Scientist at Yale’s Haskins Laboratories, and a recently named Guggenheim Fellow. Author of over 100 published articles and author/editor of several books, including The Oneida Creation Story, Gick’s research spans fields from neuroscience to philosophy, pediatrics to electrical engineering, with the goal of understanding how human bodies and brains create spoken communication. Pianist: Elaine Joe   Listen

Foolish Wisdom: Tricksters, Unitarians, and the Sacred Messiness of Change

Certainty is comforting. When things are certain, we know what to expect, how to react. And then, of course, life happens. Tricksters are boundary-crossers, game changers, the epitome of unexpectedness. What can they teach us about making mistakes, getting dirty, and the sacred role of laughter in our creative spiritual work? Speaker: Leonie Armstrong Pianist: Eric Wyness

“Forge Ahead”

Every spring, we launch into our annual pledge drive. It’s a crucial time in our congregation – the outcome of pledging determines the strength of our programs, staffing and impact both within and beyond our community. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson