Worship Service, "Maybe Love is the Problem," Jake Hearen, Guest Speaker

Worship Service, "Maybe Love is the Problem," Jake Hearen, Guest Speaker
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY US 11030

We hold Love up as the embodiment of our principles and the manifestation of our beliefs. But Love is a complicated, funny thing: other languages have multiple terms for the various nuances while English has a single catch-all for anything and everything. Even still, our understanding of Love has been developed over time from a mix of less-inclusive perspectives than we often assume. Until we can overcome good intentions and other mentalities, our expression of love will always be toxic.

Bio: Jake Hearen is originally from Austin, TX but lived in the South Salish Sea for most of the past 15 years because of college and the military. He answered a call for military chaplaincy during his recent assignment to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and was supported by the nearby Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation as an Aspirant for UU ministry. He now attends Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Beginning this fall he will begin serving as a Field Education Seminarian at Community Church of New York in addition to serving as a Chaplain Candidate with an Army Reserve unit at Fort Totten.

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