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The World’s on Fire (and We Still Fall in Love)

February 14 @ 10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Reverend Erin Walter, UU Minister in Austin, Texas, will speak on the topic, The World’s On Fire (and We Still Fall in Love).  After almost a year of pandemic life, some days may feel almost normal, while others still bring us to our knees.  Drawing upon the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke and her own spiritual practice of music-making, Rev. Erin will reflect on how we may endure ongoing isolation and struggle while also embracing moments of love and joy along the way.

Rev. Erin J. Walter (she/her/hers) is a music minister and winner of the 2017 Sermon Award from the UU Women’s Federation. A former Chicagoan and newspaper journalist, Rev. Erin received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University and her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. She was the original Literacy Director for Chicago’s social entrepreneurship Open Books. Now based in Austin, TX, with her husband and two kids, Rev. Erin leads the band Parker Woodland, whose new music you’ll hear in this service. She serves on the board of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry and as the Community Minister of Wildflower (Unitarian Universalist) Church in Austin. You can learn more at ErinWalter.com.

After services, from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, we will open Zoom for informal general discussion, as well as an opportunity to join a conversation group with Reverend Erin Walter.

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