ONE SERVICE AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 10:00 a.m.
“The Burdens of Being Right”
Speaker: Member Robert Szymanski
Music: Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director
UUs can be very sure of our moral, social, political, and scientific positions, so sometimes we come across as self-righteous and insensitively dismissive of other people’s beliefs and positions. We don’t want to have good people walk away from our church because they felt patronized. A healthy skepticism about ourselves might help — a skepticism that one of our “UU Saints” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote was a basis of his way of thinking and living.
Robert joined First Church 22 years ago, and this is his third time leading a summer service. He has served on the Board, two minister search committees, and as a Pastoral Care Associate and Trainer. Currently he is a Chalice Circle facilitator, a teacher in Pillars 9th Grade RE, and a member of the Gathering Waters Buddhist Sangha. A few of his passions are gardening, running, cooking, and reading — currently Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842.
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