This month the United Church will dedicate the Council Ring.
For those of you who have not seen it, the Council Ring is a forty foot diameter circular concrete slab. The design and construction of this outdoor circular sanctuary, the “getting it done,” is a testimony to the work of the Spirit within this faith community. From conception to completion, as well as the ongoing “beautification” of the surrounding site, the attitude was that this and greater could be accomplished when the spirit and the flesh, the diversity that is our inherent nature, is recognized, respected, and fostered. Christianity, and, for that matter, all religious faiths have spent too much of their history attempting to name and nurture that which divides us
rather than that which unites us.
So what is it that unites us? Hopefully, together we will find the
answer to that question on May 26th. In order to make that happen I am again asking everyone with any interest whatsoever to put some thought into articulating what it is that shapes and
animates your spiritual sensibilities and “being-ness.” These “faith formulations” could be a concise list of things you believe in, things you hope for, things you imagine for, or things you love and affirm
in your soul for yourself and all of humanity and the earth which we share. Your statements can reflect a faith tradition or no faith tradition at all. What I want you to give voice to is that within you that you revere as sacred and holy.
On May 26 I will anonymously “give voice” to your statements and aspirations so that all may share as one that spirit which moves amongst us.
Please send me your spiritual declarations either by placing them in
the offering plate or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In doing so you can help make this dedication service a meaningful one that incorporates the diversity we so embody and embrace at this church.
ALL are a part of the United Circle.
LINDA GHIDOSSI-DELUCA TO PERFORM AT UNITED
Linda Ghidossi‑DeLuca will be the guest violinist on Sunday May 19th at United Church of Kanab‑Fredonia’s Sunday 10 am Service.
Ms. Ghidossi‑DeLuca is currently a licensed music teacher for the Kane County Utah schools, building a music (strings) program basically from the ground up. Beginning with the Kanab Elementary School, she is also teaching middle and high school string orchestra classes and her orchestras have won awards at regional and state competitions. Each string orchestra is modeled after the original
Young People’s Chamber orchestra originally started in Santa Rosa,
“The string program has really turned the corner for the better”, says Kortney Stirland, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphony of the Canyons.
Linda is also the concertmaster for the Symphony of the Canyons and has performed with Native American performer Arvel Bird. She has performed solos in nearby St. George, Utah and has taught at the Tuachan Performing Arts High School during
their summer music festivals.