“Living Our Lives Fully and Creatively” How to be a blessing. Rev. Connie Grant speaking.
“Dad-Roles” Relationships between fathers and their offspring are diverse. Brandon Toyzan, Kevin King, Jon VanRegenmorter, and Tim Wagner will share their perspectives on their dad-roles.
“Humor and Resiliency” What, if any, is the connection between humor and spiritual resiliency? What is meant by “spiritual resiliency” and why is this an important quality to nurture and grow? Can a collection of people, such as a family, place of business, or religious congregation, have a humorous spirit and sense of spiritual resiliency? With a little luck and good timing we’ll have a laugh or two together. Rev. Heather Collins, guest speaker. David Bowen, Heather’s husband, will play guitar.
Rev. Heather Collins, guest speaker, teaches and manages the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Covenant HealthCare System. Heather received a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke University, was ordained by the UU Congregation of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA, and served as their first full-time minister. After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Heather and her husband, David Bowen, moved to Saginaw in 2015 to be near family. They share their Victorian house with three dogs, a cat, and the dust and debris of on-going renovation.
“Why is There Suffering?” Global disasters, national tragedies, individual sorrows — we’ve all experienced suffering in some form. Why does it exist and what can we do about it? Connie Ofori-Dankwa speaking.
Connie is a UUFoM member. A CPA, she works at Deloitte on the Dow audit engagement. She is an avid reader, likes to play tennis, and is learning piano. She lives in Midland with her son/”fur-baby,” Carson.