LAKELAND UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
Sunday, Dec. 4th
"GOD GIVES US GIFTS, AND WE DROP THEM"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Heidi Swarts
Guest minister Reverend Dr. Heidi Swarts will speak on the topic "God Gives Us Gifts, and We Drop Them" during the 11 a.m. service on Dec 4th at the Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
"This was a statement made by a patient I visited as a hospital chaplain," Rev. Swarts explains. "It is a starting point for us to consider the gifts we are given; how we identify our gifts and what they mean to us; what it means to 'drop' or waste a gift; and ultimately our capacity to forgive ourselves."
Rev. Swarts is currently a chaplain at mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and has a diverse background in activism and ministry. Her preaching topics combine the personal, political, emotional, spiritual and intellectual. She has taught political science at Syracuse University and Rutgers-Newark and has published the book "Organizing Urban America: Secular and Faith-Based Progressive Movements" (University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
LUUF's organic garden continues to support the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry with donations of fresh produce. The lettuce, kale and more is already looking great. A recent Monday harvest pictured below shows LUUF's organic gardeners tending the beds, picking what's ready, and the weekly delivery to Herb Schuman, vice president and coordinator of the pantry, where it was distributed to appreciative clients later that day.
The Garden Committee could use your help! If interested, please see Rose H., Pat K. or Steve K.
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