LABOR DAY Sing with Mark Dvorak. (11am special time, Sing to convene in sanctuary) Chicago native, Mark Dvorak is an award winning musician who performs more than two hundred dates each year and looks back on a thirty year career woven from the disparate threads of touring musician, educator and community builder. In 2012 WFMT's Rich Warren, host of "The Midnight Special," named Dvorak "Chicago's official troubadour," a sobriquet previously given to Old Town School of Folk Music founder Win Stracke, and later to seminal folk singer and Dvorak mentor Fred Holstein. Read more about Mark. Laurel Lambert to facilitate.
Our 11 am Celebration of Life Services will begin again on Sunday, September 13, at 11 am. Minister Nordstrom will once again be at the pulpit as we open the church year with our annual water communion. All are invited to join us as we welcome your whole person.
Water Communion: Invitation to Community. In our Opening Sunday celebration, we will merge the waters from our summer, and consider how we create invitation to our community. We want to welcome home our friends and welcome in the stranger. Minister Jennifer Nordstrom and Worship Associate Maureen D’Arcy will reflect on how we can invite people’s whole selves into community and transformation.
The Nuclear World on the 70th year after the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, David Kraft, speaking. David Kraft is executive director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service which he co-founded in 1981 to provide the public with reliable information about nuclear power and radiation hazards, and energy alternatives to nuclear power. . Their current project is the “Radiation Monitoring Project”, a national initiative to establish monitoring of radioactivity in communities contaminated by the nuclear fuel chain, neis.org. Laurel Lambert to facilitate.