Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Worship: Gaining from Loss

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written May 5, 2015


May 10 2015: Gaining from Loss
Led by Sam Gugino
Music: Will Magalio

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus ( once said that “The only thing that is constant is change.” And for many of us, change often means loss—the death of a loved one, getting laid off from a job, the end of a relationship. However, while we may lose when change occurs, we may also gain, perhaps something even more significant to our lives. We can (and should) grieve when we experience loss. But we should also open our hearts and minds to what good things may lie ahead.

About our Guest Speaker – Sam Gugino (goo-JEEN-oh) has been a chef, restaurant critic, wine columnist, and author of four cookbooks. He recently retired as contributing editor and columnist for Wine Spectator magazine. He has been a member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown since 2002, where he has served in a number of capacities including two terms as president of the Board of Trustees. Since his first sermon before his congregation four years ago, Sam has spoken at many other UU churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.