St. Mary: A Reflection on Direct Experience and Wonder

Preacher: Reverend Wendy Bell | This morning we honor the life of the poet Mary Oliver and we reflect on her work in light of the first source of Unitarian Universalism: ‘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 that create and uphold life.’

The following works of Mary Oliver are read during the service:

“Morning Poem”

“Why I wake Early”

“The Gift”

“Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?”

“The Lily”

“When Death Comes”