“To Not Make A ‘Big Noise’: A Sermon Towards Authenticity”

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In one of her poems, May Sarton writes: “Now I become myself. It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people’s faces…”  Is Sarton describing the process of becoming “authentic,” or is the paradox that when we think we are “authentic,” we may actually be a carefully curated version of ourselves? What is this fabled state of being we call “authenticity,” and how does it pertain, in particular, to the ministry?  Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker preaching, with Worship Associate Nancy Paxton. Music from Austin Shaw and the Beacon Choir, under the direction of Andrez Alcazar.

Fossil Fuel Free Arizona will offer the Social Justice Witness on Oct. 16th.  Social Justice Allies is pleased to have Eric Souders, representing Fossil Fuel Free Arizona, present a brief Social Witness during the October 16 worship service, entitled: “Toward a Fossil Fuel Free Arizona: What You Can Do Today.”

Eric is a Chartered Sustainable Responsible Investment Counselor and has been in the financial industry for more than 25 years, currently with Ascendant Financial Solutions.     He is active in the Flagstaff community serving as a board member for Townsite Community Land Trust, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and Arizona Llama Rescue.  Sunday’s “witness” will focus on the current campaign to end fossil fuels in Arizona through the divestiture of institutional funding while investing in sustainable, responsible investments. Eric will be available following the service for informal conversation.