Adult Religious Education — 9:30 AM Annette Boucher, "Patience" “The alternatives to patience in the spiritual life are frustration, anger and waste of energy. By trying to force ourselves to grow we hinder our growth. If we try to force others to change we prevent them from changing. Patience is needed to further our own spiritual growth and to help others to grow. This does not mean a lack of effort, in fact it means great effort. Patient effort, enduring effort, persistent, consistent effort is greater, more noble, than the violent effort of frustration and anger.” –Rathnagosa When have you had to summon great patience? Describe the situation. Are you a patient person? Under what circumstances? From whom have you learned patience? Are there situations when you wish you had more patience? Main Service — 11:00 AM Guest speaker Andrew Hidas, “Whither the Body?” For all of its abundant pleasures, bodies have a tough go of it in this mortal sphere. Overworked, vulnerable to injury, illness, denial, guilt, and the final insult: death. And now, perhaps even more foreboding: replacement by machines. Can the body be saved? Andrew Hidas has an academic background in psychology and theology, has been a special education teacher, journalist, communications consultant, and regular presenter at UU congregations. His home church remains UU Santa Rosa, though he relocated to North Carolina in late 2019, where he blogs on books, religion, and the arts at andrewhidas.com. Social hour — ten minutes after completion of the service Visit nvuu.org for service links.