Why we Try

The German theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) is reported to have once said, “Even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would continue to plant my apple trees.” Twentieth-century theologian Henry Nelson Wieman said such acts of faith and what he termed “the creative event” are at the center of a meaningful life. On this Sunday we will ask and answer the question, “Why do we try?” What bids us to keep pushing amid change? We may see that, like salmon swimming upstream, we are called to create possibilities–to create good.

On a side note, our guest speaker, Rob Kinslow, is a magician, and this service will include magic for all ages!

Rob Kinslow has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1995 and a member of First Parish of Sudbury since 2000. Prior to Sudbury he was an active member of First Parish in Watertown.
Currently Rob serves as vice president for life sciences at KHJ, a Boston marketing agency. He is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry and will be graduating from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, in May. Rob serves as an itinerant preacher for area UU congregations, including First Parish Church in Taunton, where he completed his 2-year parish internship and now serves as an affiliate community minister. Rob lives in Medford with his wife, Janice Zazinski, in addition to their two rescue dogs, Daisy and Petey. He is the father of two grown sons, Jay and Dan, who live in Quincy and Tewksbury.

All are welcome. Nursery care is available for the young ones (or they are welcome to stay in the service).