Lessons from the Sinking of the Titanic

Rev. Monica Jacobson-Tennessen, Guest Minister

Online worship through zoom

In 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean, and since that time it has shown up in popular culture as a cautionary tale, a symbol of hubris, an indictment of classism, and a setting for stories of individual heroism and tragedy. In 2021, how can lessons from this event help us access the kind of humility that we need for the twenty-first century? Hint: the answer may not be what you think.

Rev. Monica Jacobson-Tennessen is a Meadville Lombard Theological School alumna and has served congregations in Oregon and Massachusetts. She currently lives in western Washington with her spouse, child, and two mischievous Siamese cats.

September & October’s Theme: Humility
Throughout the months of September and October we will be exploring the theme of humility. Humility is acknowledging that we don’t have it all figured out: not as individuals or as a people of faith. We are all still learning. Humility is valuing other people’s perspectives as we value our own and engaging the world with wonder and curiosity. When we approach life with humility, we are invited into reverence for this earth we are made of and the beings we move through life connected to. Not knowing is an opportunity to let go of our desire for perfection, and instead embrace vulnerability and the need for forgiveness when we miss the mark. Join us as we explore the theme of humility in worship, small groups, and religious education, and deepen our faith together!

To access Zoom, go to http://saltwaterchurch.org/calendar/zoom-room/ and click on “To join a meeting—click here.” Or from the main church webpage, select Zoom Room from the drop down menu under “news and events” on the top menu bar. If this is your first time using Zoom, follow the prompts to download the application to your computer. It will be helpful if you have a high-speed internet connection.  For some connections, a pair of headphones will be helpful (a simple pair of earbuds will do.) 

If you would prefer to join by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 when prompted.  Long distance charges may apply, so it is best to call from a cell phone.   If you have a smartphone, you can download the Zoom app and join with Meeting ID: 736 142 4210 for video and audio connection.

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