This Sunday Rev. Denese introduces us to a new book and talk series, Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. She writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared.”

True Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to BE who we are.

True belonging is not about fitting in, pretending, or making the people around us comfortable because that’s safer. The four practices of true belonging require us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be with people without sacrificing who we are and what we value.

Brown states, "But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others, it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment we carry in our hearts.

February 23rd: Introduction to the Series
March 1st: Week 1 - "The Quest for True Belonging"
March 8th: Week 2 - "People are Hard to hate close up: Move in"
March 15th: Week 3 - "Speak Truth to B.S. Be Civil"
March 22nd: Week 4 - "Hold Hands with Strangers" (Rev Margie Hyatt)
March 29th: Week 5 "Strong Back. Soft Front. Wild Heart."

Join us in person this Aloha Sunday at 10 am in our beautiful Chapel or live on the web at 10 am Hawai‘i Time (3:00 pm Eastern Time). February's Aloha Sunday Breakfast sponsored by Juliet Carlson.

Arrive early and enjoy breakfast in the courtyard at 9:30 am or stay after the 10 am service and enjoy breakfast then.