“Money and Me”
Speaker: Rev David Usher
Sun, May 17, 10:30am
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/414604040
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
By Joseph Plummer
In this Sunday’s online sermon by the UU Fellowship of SMA, visiting speaker Rev David Usher will turn to a topic touching almost everyone these days. Money, he will tell his audience, is a medium of power and energy. It can turn a person’s life around and upside down in an instant. Everyday we deal with it in some way, and some days we worry about it more than others. In recent months, hundreds of millions of people worldwide abruptly felt this to be true.
This is a tumultuous moment for human values, and Usher will offer fresh answers to always compelling questions about money. How do people develop a mindset about personal currency that supports healthy thinking and feeling? Every major religious tradition has something to say about a worthy relationship with money. Theologians and philosophers alike teach us that a healthy mindset toward cash flows we control is necessary for a healthy spiritual life. Why then do so many of society’s messages about money prove to be profoundly unfavorable to spiritual health?
A deft turner of social contradictions into insightful sermons, Usher began his climb into the pulpit from the Australian Outback. After experiencing life as a young “jackaroo,” not unlike a young “buckaroo” in the northern hemisphere, he went to Oxford University as a student. There he prepared for a career as a minister, afterward serving congregations in England, New Hampshire, and California in the US. He is the founding president of the International Council of Unitarians & Universalists and author of two books. A favorite visiting speaker, he will deliver this second talk this year to the UU Fellowship via Zoom.
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