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Sun, Feb 04

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UUCGL Sanctuary

Sunday Service: "Extravagant Tenderness: The Whole Language"

In this service we'll explore the field of love, which is not limited to romantic love, and includes agape, described by C.S. Lewis as “a selfless love that is passionately committed to the well-being of others.”

Sunday Service: "Extravagant Tenderness: The Whole Language"
Sunday Service: "Extravagant Tenderness: The Whole Language"

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Feb 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

UUCGL Sanctuary, 101 Forest Ave, Swampscott, MA 01907, USA

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In this service we'll explore the field of love, which is not limited to romantic love, and includes agape, described by C.S. Lewis as “a selfless love that is passionately committed to the well-being of others.”  Agape is healing and transforming love, the “extravagant tenderness,” that Father Greg Boyle talks about in his book, The Whole Language.  It is this love that has transformed the lives of thousands of gang members and formerly incarcerated folks at Homeboy Industries in South Central L.A. over the past 30 years.  It’s the same love that can transform all of us, all those we encounter, our communities, even the world, if we let it.  

—Rev. Lisa Perry-Wood, Guest Minister

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In recognition of Black History Month, David will be performing piano selections by African-American composers. If you have any questions or comments about the composers or the music you hear this month, please don’t hesitate to talk to David after the service.

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We will be together at church and on Facebook Live

If you will be joining us online you can access the Order of Service here (updated document will be posted 24-48 hours before the Sunday Service). For the offertory you may donate online here. If you will not be able to attend the service in person but have a joy, sorrow, milestone or prayer request to share with the minister and congregation, you are welcome to submit that here

For those of you who would like to maintain social distance in the sanctuary (which has several air filters running every Sunday), the front side of the sanctuary by the wooden Lydia Breed sculpture is reserved for you.

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