August 23, 9:30 a.m. live stream
Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews will lead the service. Soloist: Cally Lindenmier, mezzo.
“The Gospel of the Present Moment”
Everyone, it seems, has a reading list. Mine includes Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Reading Thoreau’s Walden in a time of Covid brings home to me the lessons he has to teach on what he called “the art of life.” It is one thing to read the book when all is going well. It is quite another when faced with the on-going pandemic we seem to be mired in.
Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, on Long Island. He is also an independent scholar who has written extensively on Transcendentalist writers, including Emerson, Thoreau and Margaret Fuller. His most recent book is Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul, published by the University of Massachusetts Press. He and his wife, Linda, live on Bainbridge Island.