Journeys Of Faith

Introduction

Journeys of Faith is a program in which members of the community speak about their spiritual journey for a few minutes at the beginning of the service.

Beth Duerr Munro's Journey of Faith

Beth Duerr MunroGiven by Beth Duerr Munro on May 28, 2017.

My family was very involved in church and then it vanished from my life as quickly as my mother who died at age 36. I was eleven and learned families stop going to church when they blame God for loss. I missed assisting at Sunday School, seeing our church friends, and the stained-glass storytelling windows. I was confused: Was it, or wasn’t it a sin to stop attending?

Yvonne McQuilkin's Journey of Faith

Yvonne McQuilkin gave this Journey of Faith on April 30, 2017.

I’d like to start with a quote that inspired my Journey of Faith:

“Mystery creates wonder, which leads to curiosity, which in turn provides the ground for our desire to understand who we and what we truly are…. So it is best to start at the beginning.”

Ray Wilson's Journey of Faith

Ray Wilson gave this Journey of Faith on March 19, 2017.

Ray WilsonI was born in 1944, at the height of World War II, and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts. My father, an engineer, was considered an essential civilian and so stayed home. My mother, an English Literature major, was a stay-at-home mom. They fell in love on their first date, and they were a team for over seventy years. I had two sisters and a brother, all younger. My younger sister Sarah and my brother Mark both had cystic fibrosis, and died in their early twenties. A day doesn’t go by without my thinking of them and missing them.

Jim Lacey's Journey of Faith

Jim Lacey Jim Lacey gave this Journey of Faith on January 22, 2017.

First, I'd like to talk about my "spiritual” journey.

I was brought up Catholic and during high school in the early 1970s was quite involved with the church. This was in part due to a young liberal priest who ran a "rap group" for young people. It was a mix of prayer, folk songs, consciousness raising, and meditation.