Putting Down the Stone

This service gives us an opportunity to practice compassion, with two guided meditations, inspired by Buddhist and Christian teachings. For one of them, you are invited to hold onto a hand-sized stone…so please gather one prior to the service. A blunt, heavy, hand-sized replacement is fine. Rev. Stephen draws his accompanying message from his experiences in a Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist meditation retreat, hospice spiritual care, Christian scripture, and his childhood. A frequent preacher with us, he is completing his eighth year as a hospice chaplain and has served as a full-time UU parish minister for eleven years.