April 6 “Freedom is a Strong Seed,” Rev. Danny Reed
The prospect of freedom stirs fear in those who deny it and the same possibility inspires those who seek it. What is the origin of freedom? Within the community and the individual, where does freedom reside?
April 13 “Permaculture: Design for a Permanent Culture,” Chris Carnevale
Green Sanctuary Committee presents their annual service in celebration of Earth Day (April 22). We will be joined by Chris Carnevale, founder of the Charleston Permaculture Guild. Permaculture is a design discipline for working with nature to meet our needs and the needs of those around us.
April 20 9 am & 11 am Easter Sunday, “It Goes On,” Rev. Danny Reed
Come to church as we celebrate again a blessed season in song and story. Special activities, including a savory breakfast, and our popular egg hunt, will take place between our TWO SERVICES, 9 & 11 a.m. More information inside this issue.
April 27 “Hope in Wonder,” Bill Epes
We explore wonder and the human condition. Can awe heal? Can wonder bring hope? Why does an attitude toward our own, personal “small wonders” matter? In parallels between sacred- and scientifically inspired wonder, we find many doors to transcendence and meaning-making.
Forum at 10 am in Gage Hall
April 6 A Mystic Dance on the Ashley River
This talk is an introduction to Sufism as an art, and how it can be performed in a modern western society as a way of being. Maryam Naderi is an Iranian visual artist, who lives currently in the United States. She has been practicing Sufism since 1986, and likes to introduce Sufism as an art that turns every moment to a blessed event.
Maryam Naderi, artist
April 13 Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM): The Big Picture
Treva Williams will provide information on her vision for CAJM and how we'll get there. Treva was hired to lead CAJM by The Direct Action Research and Training, DART, group two and a half years ago. She has a strong background in community organizing, which has been evident by her great success in the Charleston area.
Treva Williams, CAJM leader
April 20 No Forum, Easter Breakfast
April 27 Aging in Place…..Making the Connections
Aging in place means staying where you are most comfortable but it doesn’t happen by accident – it takes planning! Learn about the resources, services and connections that can support successful aging in place. Barbara Franklin is Chairman of the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition. The Coalition is a non-profit agency founded in 2003 by Barbara and her husband, Paul.
Barbara Franklin, Chair, South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition