Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy is a Sufi Cherga and Universalist minister residing in Lincoln, Vermont, and serving the Springfield Vermont Unitarian Universalist Congregation. She also teaches the Sacred Art of Storytelling and does work nationally on countering Islamophobia. She is co-founder of the UU Small Group Ministry Network. Of this week’s service, she says, “As You’ve no doubt noticed, we’re encountering challenges in many facets of our world, from corruption to climate change, from corporate greed to rising fascism. This can be overwhelming and crushing. Or it can be an invitation to leap into the just, peaceful, sustainable, democratic world that we need. Let’s Leap!! Author, Naomi Klein, uses the word “leap” for what we need to do in order to move, not incrementally, but thoughtfully and energetically into the new regional, national and even global order that is burgeoning. Let’s create a positive, livable, enjoyable, just world for all of us. Let’s not wait. The time is now!
Our Soul Matters theme for the month of September is “Vision.” What does it mean to be a people of vision? Come envision with us throughout September!
Our Sunday offerings in September will be shared with Edible Brattleboro! Follow the links to learn more about ASC’s Shared Offering Program and the organizations we support.