Sunday, July 17, 2005

Church at Chautauqua

Bill and I chose to go to a church service that was not either of our denominations. It was called Unity. We chose it because the advertised sermon was on "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". It was a tough choice actually as we walked to the service. There were choirs warming up and pianos playing in a number of other small churches on the way.

At Unity Church Rev. Linda had us make name tags. The man in charge of music played some nice classical music on a keyboard to get us ready for the service. We sang a hymn to get started. Then there was a guided meditation for about 5 minutes. Rev. Linda talked about groundedness and thoroughly dissected the Declaration of Independence. She read little snatches of scripture from the Old and the New Testaments, never quite giving the context. She referred to Jesus, our teacher. Guess they don't think of him as a Messiah, or the Son of God.

At the end we made a big circle and held hands and sang "Let There Be Peace on Earth." All in all a very nice way to start Sunday morning. Unfortunately I forgot that only Jews pay dues, and that everyone else passes the plate. All they got from me was my good will.


Blogger Dsquared said...

Rev Linda? Are you kidding? Not sure I would have liked this. Sounds like they don't know who the heck they are.

6:45 PM  

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