I want to feel hopeful, but I don’t want to be split—one side or the other. I don’t want to demonize the dark or lionize the light. I want to search for the spiritual blessings in both and I want to engage the spiritual challenges in both. I don’t want to be divided within myself or against the world. I don’t want hope to emerge at the expense of wholeness. I am hopeful, but not for anything that requires the waging of some cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil. I want to be very careful, in speaking about hope, not to re-inscribe these pernicious false dualisms because, in the end, I believe they diminish our humanity. I believe they diminish Nature—the earth. I believe they diminish any worthwhile concept of divinity.
~ Joshua Mason Pawelek
Notice: Student Documentary Project – Filming Sunday, December 10
This coming Sunday, CMU student filmmaker Theresa Polgar will be joining us during our worship service to shoot some footage for a documentary film she is producing about the UUFCM. She will be as unobtrusive as possible during the service, stationing herself at the back of the sanctuary at the vestibule entryway. Consider yourselves forewarned! And please know that the signing of release forms will be required before any footage
is finalized for the project.