Two early October Sunday services are planned at First Universalist Parish of Chester, located on Route 103 in the historic Stone Village.
October 4 - Eating As an Ethical Act, led by Lucy Georgeff, lay speaker.
October 11 - Meeting Mohammad - Person and Prophet, led by Rev. Telos Whitfield.
This year at First Universalist Parish, the school-age children in the religious education program, led by Madeline Bergstrom, are studying World Religions, and a series of the regular worship services will explore the same theme.
In the October 11 service, we will explore the transformation that occurred for Mohammad, his "unexpected" call to receive the revelations of the Qu'ran and to share its message, and ultimately to found Islam. Through stories and research, the children and youth will gain a view of the society that Mohammad lived in during the 500-600's, who he was as a person, and the revelations he felt called to carry out.
What is the common ground that exists among people of varied religious traditions and spiritual beliefs? In the complicated, global environment we live in, the work of co-creating a more peaceful world often begins with understanding and communication across religious and political lines.
Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. and are followed by refreshments and conversation. Childcare is available for pre-school children. All are welcome.
For further information, call 875-3257 and leave a message or visit www.chesteruu.org.