"Resilience and Beyond"
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Thomson
What enables us to keep going after personal tragedy? How do we recover from natural disaster? Resilience is the ability to adapt to changing conditions, even when the changes are unexpected and overwhelming. In this service, we'll explore resilience as spiritual practice and religious philosophy related to the Japanese concept of Kintsigi or Kintsukuroi, the art of highlighting brokenness in pottery by repairing cracks with gold. This emphasis on brokenness serves as a reminder of the unseen brokenness everyone carries within them as it reminds us of our ability to repair brokenness through compassion for all.
Our speaker, Jennifer Thomson, as been an active UU for over 20 years serving at her home church in Mukwonago and now at United in Waukesha. She has served as a member of the congregation on the Worship committee, the board, auction committee and choir to among many others. She began Master of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2009 and graduated in 2014.