How do we cultivate the ability to “Be here now” when we might rather be someplace else in some other time? Rev Karen Hering and worship associate Shelley Butler explore the fruits — and challenges — of being present to the here and now, even in difficult times and especially as we work to create a better future.
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The white poinsettia today is given in loving memory of Karl and Frieda Boger by their daughter Sylvia Elrod and her family.
Penumbra Theatre, founded in 1976, creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking and relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience. Penumbra aims to increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition by maintaining and stabilizing a Black performing arts community in St. Paul. Its programs offer unique opportunities for spiritual growth, learning, and engagement in racial and restorative healing. Make a donation online at https://bit.ly/sundayoffering.
Worship associate Shelley Butler and her husband John have been members of Unity Church for over a dozen years. She is active on the Library and Bookstall Team, is a founding member of the Cairns staff, and is exploring the startup of Reredos Press, Unity’s publishing house. Shelley and John are blessed with two adult sons, the adorable Gracie (a rescued terrier), a very large garden, a loving extended family, and to be members of the remarkable community that is Unity Church.
Today's music is from Border CrosSing's annual bilingual (Spanish-English) production of part one of Handel’s "Messiah" mashed up with the Christmas cantata "Navidad Nuestra" by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s production was a hybrid of recorded performances, a virtual collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra, and recordings from past years’ performances. View the entire concert that was livestreamed on December 11 here: https://youtu.be/unlF_OlaRKs.