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October 28 – Rev. Phil Sweet

Rev. Phil Sweet


The quest for perfection is feverish and big business in a consumer society. A religious community is a place to share our imperfections; it is a community of shared brokenness. The Japanese have a term “wabi-sabi” – the marriage of wabi, meaning humble, and sabi, the simple unaffected beauty of things as they are: cracked and weathered wood, rust, flea markets, marking the march of time they represent.

Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful story-teller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.

Music: Ellen Shahbazi
Service Leader: Sheila Saperstein