Curiosity is somewhere near the core of what makes us human. Without it, we would be little more than clever, complex grasshoppers. Like most precious gifts or special capacities, however, curiosity can seduce us into folly as easily as it leads us to wisdom. It can also do both at once. What guards shall we post at the fork in the road?
Fred Niedner is Senior Research Professor in Theology at Valparaiso University, where he taught biblical studies for 40 years. These days he leads workshops and retreats, provides resources for publications that serve the ministry of preaching, and writes a fortnightly op-ed column for the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune.
10:00 First Hour
⬤ Fourth Principle Discussion Group
⬤ Children’s RE
Heeding The Call: Qualities of a Justicemaker
This curriculum, provided by the UUA, helps cultivate qualities in youth participants that allow them to not only become more aware of injustices around them, but also to begin working toward a more just world. Through stories, role-plays, and discussions, youth will explore topics from courage to cooperation, all within a social justice framework.
There will be certain Sundays (TBD) that youth will participate alongside adults in the 1st Hour Fourth Principle Forum for inter-generational RE.
⬤ Spirit Circle
Spirit Circle is a weekly fellowship of those that wish to focus on our personal relationships with our families, nature, our Higher Power, the hereafter, church and each other. All are welcome to attend either on an occasional or regular basis.