Sunday, February 18

11 a.m.

 “Sabbath, More Than Just Rest” 

Rev. Nancy Pellegrini

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel states, “There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.” We will explore how keeping Sabbath is a form of resistance promoting an alternative to our culture of busyness and anxious production.

 

 

10 a.m.

 “China: a Framework for Understanding,”

John Preston, Member and professor emeritus from Eastern Michigan University and author

Although China is becoming increasingly important in world affairs, most of us cannot place five major events on a timeline of China’s history, identify five of its most famous people, or five of its most important cultural characteristics. This presentation will provide a framework on which to build a better understanding of its four-thousand-year history and its 1.3 billion people.