Tuesday, April 15, 2008

fast day 08

From the first Fast Day in the U.S., in 1670, through the last national Fast Day, grieving Lincoln's assassination, to this year's Sixth Annual re-created UU Fast Day, the holiday has served as a time of humility and reflection. Hunger sharpens our senses, and the disruption of our routine can aid us in re-engaging our world with a deeper awareness.

Since 2003, when Professor Dean Grodzins, then at Meadville Lombard, suggested it, students and congregations have been fasting on a Thursday in April, then coming together to break their fast with a worship service and potluck that evening.

Join UUCGT as we celebrate Fast Day 2008, on April 24th. Good fast to you!


Post a Comment

<< Home