Monday, January 12, 2015

"Have a Nice Day: The Dy-No-Mite Spirituality of the 1970s"

Preaching under disco ball, with roller skates!
We had a lot of fun at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover this past Sunday with a worship service about the 1970s. I attempted to tease out the spiritual, theological, and philosophical issues in my sermon (in two parts) "Have a Nice Day: The Dy-No-Mite Spirituality of the 1970s". You can listen to the sermon here.

To the left is a picture of me in my 70s outfit -- polyester shirt with big pointy collar, and a vinyl jacket from the era (Sears & Roebuck!)... bell bottom jeans... and roller skates! I'm under a disco ball. I'm pretty sure I'm part of a very small subset of clergy persons who have ever preached under a disco ball wearing roller skates!

Below are more pictures from the day, which included special decorations...

One of our members proudly displays ERA swag fom the 1970s... The smiley face was on the cover of our bulletin.

Just part of the special 70s display. Notably missing from the photo: an awesome lava lamp.

Two talented members perform "Love Will Keep Us Together". Note special 70s facial hair grown just for the day!

A disco ball hanging from a beam of our lovely sanctuary...

The UUCiA choir rehearses their number for the day, "Dancing Queen". Such fun! (There's that lava lamp...)