Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Follow up to “A Wild & Precious Life for All Ages”

Author DLFD Christopher Buja, Written May 5, 2015

In case you missed worship service on May 3, 2015- perhaps saving yourself for the building dedication that afternoon!- or want to dig a little deeper on some things that were shared in service- here are some follow up links and resources for your enjoyment!

The opening words Rev. Jennifer used was The Summer Day, a poem by Mary Oliver.  The closing lines of The Summer Day are what inspired the title for the time for all ages- “tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  As I mentioned, Mary Oliver delivered the Ware Lecture at the 2006 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in St Louis MO.shel-silverstein-books

And just to confirm my wondering- Mary Oliver is indeed still alive, while Shel Silverstein died in 1999.  The three Shel Silverstein poems I used were, “Invitation”, “When I Am Gone”, and “The Voice”.

Poems written by others or of our own creation can express a wide range of feelings, thoughts, emotions, experiences.  I hope Mary Oliver’s exhortation- what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life- gives you a chance to reflect on what you plan to do, have done, and still can do, with your one wild and precious life, wherever you are on your lifelong faith journey.

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Due to inclement weather, the 2/18/18 service has been canceled.