Rev. Bill Gupton.
In the early 19th century, a group of New England mystics – including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and William Ellery Channing – embraced a new philosophical and theological outlook that included (to quote our first UU Source) a “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” They centered Nature in their lives, and in their actions. Today, two centuries later, we need another such renewal. With climate catastrophe on the horizon, what can “New Transcendentalists” look to for inspiration in the struggle to save our world?
Worship Associate: Regina Pugh.