“Spiritual or Religious?”
We often hear the question: “Tell me about your Spiritual Journey.” But what does that really mean? For here we are as members of a Unitarian Universalist Church, but many of us say we do not believe in organized religion. Spoiler alert: the opposite of organized religion is not dis-organized religion!
This Sunday, there will be diverse and festive music including steel drums and original compositions by Rip Jackson. Guest steel drum player Jen Cohen will play Jules Massenet’s beautiful “Méditation” (from Thaïs) and Brad Shores’s jazzy “Steelin’ the Blues.” She will be accompanied by Erik Svenson, French horn; Alex Griggs, electric bass and Eric Vincent, guitar. The sanctuary choir will sing two pieces written by Rip Jackson (from his 2010 The Beatitudes: A Journey of Compassion, Justice and Love Triumphant): “The Meek,” with soloist Elizabeth Walsh and “Rondo,” with soloists Austin Burns, Chris Hess, Julia Jaffe and Liz Savir. Austin Burns, Rip Jackson and David Meharry will sing Ayub Ogada’s haunting Kenyan cattle song “Kothbiro.” The sanctuary choir, with soloists Austin Burns, Chris Hess and Julia Jaffe, will also sing Rip Jackson’s mystical “Rondo” (from The Beatitudes: A Journey of Compassion, Justice and Love Triumphant) for the anthem.