Title: Human Condition
Blurb: American society has acculturated us to ideas about how our bodies should look and function. There are norms for everything from weight to brain functioning. Many of us spend a good deal of time trying to meet these norms in defiance of our beautiful diversity, the many ways human bodies grow, change, adapt, and function. Please join me for a sermon that uplifts and celebrates our bodies and humanity as we find it.
Speaker: Rev. Sharon K. Dittmar
Bio: Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). In 2016 she began work as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region.
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Opening Reading #442 “We Bid You Welcome”
Opening Hymn #1008 “When Our Heart is in a Holy Place” or #323 “Break Not the Circle”
Reading “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver
Closing Hymn #203 “All Creatures of the Earth and Sky” or #1007 “There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul”