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April 28 – Poetry Sunday: Earth Spirit Rising


Sharon Auberle, David Clowers, Larry Eriksson, Hanne Gault, Phil Hansotia, Cynthia Johnson, Estella Lauter, Cynthia Oliver, Nancy Rafal, Jack Redell, Henry Timm

One of the seven principles Unitarian Universalists agree to affirm and promote is “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” On Poetry Sunday each April, poets in the congregation have developed the custom of writing and reading original poems based on a theme.  This year we have decided to address the Earth–our only home, a source of great joy and intense concern at the moment. Speaking from memories of long ago and far away or from current experience, in voices that range from reverent to ironic, serious to playful, we will seek to awaken a fresh response to the Earth. After the service, we will celebrate the publication of the fourth volume of poems from the Dickinson Poetry Series 2012-2013 in honor of Poetry Month.

Music: Gerri Friedberg; the UUFDC choir, Cynthia Stiehl, conductor, Donna Russell, accompanist
Service Leader: Estella Lauter