This Sunday

For the Taking, or Sharing

It’s our distribution of love rather than the total available that leaves so many people malnourished. Rev. Barnaby suggests that if we viewed it as God’s love rather than our own, we’d do a better job.

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

Cicero, the great Roman politician and philosopher, called joy the simplest form of gratitude. That feels true to me. So let me start this month that builds toward Thanksgiving meals and Christmas spirit by wishing all of you a bounteous portion of joy as the days get steadily shorter and colder.

I fear, though, that we will miss out on a lot of reasons for gratitude if we look only for what brings us joy. And we need more than the available joy. The month begins with an election which, at best, will shift the political ground enough to offer slightly more protection to the most vulnerable among us. But the 2020 presidential campaign will begin in earnest as soon as the votes are counted. Everything that tears us apart will still be with us. Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Black Lives Matter!

Still haven’t read White Fragility? Order it from Beacon Press. Plan on coming to our pizza dinner and discussion on Nov. 16. (All copies are out of our library.) Come even if you haven’t read it and just want to
participate in the dialogue.
Sorry to Bother You, Wed. Nov 14, 4 pm and 7 pm at Middlebury Marquis. Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice will start its second annual 2018-2019 film series with this film by Boots Riley. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away. Read More about “Black Lives Matter!”

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