Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.
Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Joy in Times of Adversity'.
Our lives overflow with public and private struggles that weigh on our hearts, fill our days, and challenge our resilience. And yet as humans we have an instinctive drive to seek joy, fulfilment, and satisfaction. During challenging times, how do we reconcile these seemingly opposite states of being, in a way that authentically honours both realities? Adam Slate (a US-based Unitarian Universalist and current president of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church in Charlottesville Virginia) joins us to explore how we can find and hold joy in times of adversity.