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A Message from Rev. Herb Taylor
Email Newsletter letter April 15, 2021
Hello from Herb,
Harvard-Epworth is blessed each Sunday with its adult forum at 10am. This has long been an amazing tradition of this church, where people within and outside the church lead discussion on a variety of fascinating topics and issues. As you would expect within our church family, in addition to the presenter, all those involved offer insight and input that add so much to the conversation. If you have not had the opportunity to attend an adult forum in the past, I encourage you to do so.
As an example of a fascinating topic and great presenter, this past Sunday, our own Clara Zundel, led a wonderful discussion on “The Brain and Spirituality.” Clara, who is nearing completion of her graduate studies in neuroscience, with a background in psychology, shared informative and interesting understanding about the correlation between religious involvement, spirituality and brain health. She focused us on a book, “How God Changes Your Brain” by Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman, which she recommended to us all. You will truly benefit from taking a look at Clara’s powerpoint presentation, as well as her notes, from adult forum by clicking HERE.
Of course, any mention of adult forum would not be complete without a huge thanks to Graham Kelder, who has been coordinating these for a few years now and ensures that Sunday after Sunday we are blessed to have inspiring Adult Forum conversation. Again, if you haven’t been before, please consider joining in these opportunities for learning, growth and community.
Lastly, speaking of learning, I would like to recommend again that you connect to the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. You can sign up to receive their newsletter by going to their website and clicking “Contact us” in the “About” tab. Recently, they had a powerful program called “Guns, Safety, and the Edge of Adulthood” that you can find on their Facebook page. Anyone interested in the work to end gun violence should watch this conversation highlighting the role that systemic inequities, like structural racism, play in the pandemic of gun violence.
Grace and peace,