Where do we come from? Answering this question can lead us to those who cared for us as children, to the sources of our DNA, to our ethnic origins, or to the beginning of life itself. Looking for origins can be a search for what is authentic, true and unadulterated. Origins can also mark a starting point to move beyond, to leave behind, or even to forget. Religions seek to answer questions about our origins, and so does modern science. Stories of origins shape our sense of ourselves and the world we live in.

During January, our congregation will be considering the theme of “Origins” through a sermon on January 10, a book discussion at 7pm on Jan. 5 on “Journey of the Universe” by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, and a viewing and discussion of the movie at 6pm on January 22. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities to consider the meaning of Origins. Click here for some reflections and questions to stimulate your thinking.