UU Minister Reverend Sarah Schurr returns to Juneau

Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes Rev. Sarah Schurr for her fourth residency in Juneau, which began Feb. 25. Schurr’s 10-day stay will be busy with two Sunday worship services and a variety of other events, all of which are open to the public.

Schurr’s sermon at 10 a.m. today is entitled “Speaking Truth to Power.” Of this, Schurr said, “Sometimes we are called upon to speak out against bad decisions made by those in charge. We will look at this responsibility and its relationship to our current environmental crisis.”

Following today’s service, Schurr will hold “New UU Class” for anyone who wants to learn more about Unitarian Universalism. Both of these events will take place at Temple Sukkat Shalom on the corner of Cordova Street and Foster Avenue.

Schurr will lead a one-evening seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Downtown Public Library Large Conference Room. The seminar will focus on “Your Myers-Briggs Type and Your Faith Journey.”

“During this interactive and informative evening, we will look at how your Myers-Briggs type can help you discern the most rewarding faith practices for you,” Schurr said.

To make the most of this evening, Schurr suggests that attendees come with their Myers-Briggs type already known. It can be obtained from numerous library books or online.

At the 10 a.m. service next Sunday at Temple Sukkat Shalom, Schurr will preach on “Good Guilt/Bad Guilt.” She said about this topic, “It is OK to feel guilty even if you are a UU. We will look at when guilt is a good thing and when it just gets in the way.”

This service will also include a child dedication ceremony. Of this, Rev. Schurr said, “This is a ceremony where small children are blessed and welcomed into the Unitarian Universalist community. It resembles christening, but has a distinctly Unitarian Universalist history and meaning.”

Contact JUUF and Schurr at 789-9068 if you have questions about any of her upcoming presentations, if you would like to have your child dedicated, or if you would like to meet with Schurr during her stay in Juneau. She will return to Juneau in May.

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