Save the date! Rev. Robert Chase, author of “Beyond the Comma” will include IUCC on his Southern California book tour. In addition to a lunchtime conversation/workshop that will explore how the principles of “God is still speaking” are reflected in the efforts of the United Church of Christ through synod resolutions and elsewhere, Chase is expected to preach at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services on Feb. 11. Check back for additional details.
In his book, Chase builds on the image of the comma, a mark of punctuation that separates everything that comes before, from all that is to follow, and applies it to the life journey. Some of life’s “commas” are intentionally planned like a sabbatical or the birth of a child; and some are imposed by forces beyond our control such as a devastating diagnosis or a natural disaster. The author challenges the reader to be attentive to these shifts in our lives and to navigate the multi-layered “intersections” that such moments reveal. Chase contends that as we engage these moments creatively, we become more fully human.
After serving for ten years as founding director of Intersections International, a permanent, multi-faith initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York, Chase retired in May of 2017 to devote his full-time efforts to writing and public speaking. He is also an award-winning film and video producer with more than 100 titles to his credit. Additional information is available at robertjchase.com.