August 19: “Food is Love”, Bethany Niebauer

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Food is inherently spiritual but not often discussed.  The one thing that all living creatures have in common is the need for nutrition.  Food is necessary for all life.  Many religions and cultures have rules about what to eat, how to eat it and when to eat it.  Examining these rules can help us to become more grateful for the food we eat and develop a better relationship with the Divine.  Growing and preparing food are excellent ways to show love for yourself, your family, your community and the Earth.  When treated with respect and consumed in moderation food helps us to feel loved and connected to each other.

Bethany Niebauer is a UUFLKN attender and a member of our worship committee.  She has just returned from studying international law in Europe.

Our service begins at 11 a.m. in the Lodge at Woodlawn School, just north of Davidson. Find us.

  • Nursery for ages 0-PreK starting at 10:45 a.m, in the classroom adjacent to the Lodge.
  • Religious Exploration for children, grades K-2 and 3-5, leaving the service after story time.
  • Religious Exploration for adults, 9:45 a.m. “The Story of our Lives – Narrative Ethics” is part of the series “What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists.”

Plan ahead for our Water Communion service on August 26. Whether you travel to far-off places or stick close to home, collect a bit of water and plan to bring it to participate in our end-of-summer ingathering service.

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