Capturing the Moment

Capturing the Moment

July 30, 2017
Rev. Karen Gustafson

This week we will reflect on abundance and scarcity, grace and gratitude, and how privilege and circumstance shape the ways we respond to meeting the moment. Please join Rev. Karen Gustafson, former minister of First Unitarian of Madison, and beloved UU colleague as she leads worship this Sunday.

Order of Service: July 30 Order of Service

Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:

Offering Recipient: CAIR MN (give here)

Guest Minister: Rev. Karen Gustafson
Karen Gustafson is Minister Emerita of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth where she served from 1986–2007. After six years as Associate Minister at First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wisc., she retired—and then, restless, she served as Interim Minister for the Michael Servetus Unitarian Society in Fridley. She is currently “retired” in Knife River, Minn., where she enjoys time with her husband, John, and various children and grandchildren, and guides Life Review retreats for UUs in transition.

Summer Worship Theme: Meeting the Moment
Sometimes it happens in a small room, when your mind quiets, and the rhythm of your breath begins to lead. Sometimes it happens in a conversation, when you take a leap of faith and step into a hard conversation. Sometimes it is that crazy notion that will not be pushed aside, and you make an about turn that leads into an unimaginable freshness of life and purpose. Sometimes it’s showing up in the streets, in a rotunda, in a meeting, in covenantal community. Sometimes it’s showing up for yourself. The religious life is meeting the moment over and over again. Join us this summer as ministers and speakers from all different walks of life, and contexts tell of their spiritual grounding, and stories of meeting the moment.

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