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A message of spiritual liberty

On Sunday, April 11, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a sermon entitled “A Journey Home,” presented by the Rev. Zakir Henson, a visiting minister from Grand Junction. 

Henson points out that, “Many Unitarian Universalists know what they feel, but not that many know how we identify ourselves.  As many of us grow and learn about ourselves, we long to return to a place we never were, but seem to remember.”

He adds, “When we know the depths of our souls and our commitment to life, we find we don’t have to return; we never really left.  Home is in our hearts wherever we go.”

 Rev. Henson is minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley in Grand Junction.  His message of spiritual liberty springs from both the Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle, which proclaims respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and his Sufi training.

Twenty years ago he was initiated in the Sufi Order International, an organization dedicated to “Universal Sufism” as elaborated by Hazrat Inayat Khan. He was given the name Zakir, which means to remember God in everything.  For Zakir, that means to look at everything as sacred.

The children and young people will also honor the Seventh Principle. Through story, song and yoga, they’ll practice being in balance with our surroundings.

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.