December 29: Breath and Poem

Worship Service at 10 AM at the Meeting House, 320 Rt. 5 South, Norwich, VT

Ed Greenlee, guest speaker

Celebrate the end of 2013 and the coming of the New Year with this reflective service of meditation and poetry.  Members of the congregation are encouraged to participate in the service and share haiku or other short poems that they have written or that they find inspirational.  Copies of classical as well as contemporary haiku will also be available during the service for those who would like to participate.  The service will include periods of silent meditation as well as remarks on the use of haiku as a spiritual practice. The service will be led by Ed Greenlee, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.

Ed Greenlee is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.  He is currently head of the church’s Worship Ministry Team and a member of the search committee for an interim minister. Formerly he was a member of the Board of Trustees and President of the Congregation.  Ed is Associate Director for Public Services at the law library of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an adjunct professor of law.  He is currently enrolled in the Unitarian Universalist Studies Certificate Program at Starr King School for the Ministry.  Ed has graduate degrees in law, anthropology, information studies, and liberal arts with a focus on religious studies.  In 2011, Palgrave McMillan published Whose God Rules?: Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy?, a book on church and state issues that  Ed co-edited with the Reverend Nathan C. Walker, Senior Minister at First Unitarian.