On Sunday, October 4, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will hear a sermon entitled “From Science to Ministry,” presented by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard from Aurora, Colo.
Millard points out that “Unitarian Universalism is one of the very few faiths that is fully open to the questions and results of modern science when it comes to developing religious views of the world.”
He further adds “Religious naturalism, which embraces our experience of and participation in the wonder of the natural world, has emerged as an important theological thread in Unitarian Universalism, parallel to and complementing the religious humanism that characterized the UU faith for much of the twentieth century.”
Sharing the story of his own journey from research scientist to minister, Rev. Millard will reflect on how religion and science have been affected by one another, and can, in fact, cooperate. He feels “They can support and nourish us, both technologically and spiritually, motivating us to engage with the world for the health of both the human sphere and the larger biosphere.”
Millard was last year’s ministerial intern at The First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque. He is a Master of Divinity student at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and also manages a microscopy facility at the University of Colorado.
The Religious Exploration for children and youth will build on the foundation of learning about our UU covenant, and by exploring its First Principle, which affirms “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” The story, “The Water Bearer’s Garden,” will show how even despite our flaws, we all have worth and dignity. We will continue our rag rug project as we share.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.