Worship service by Jutta Hamm, Dorothea Kaufmann and Volker Schwebke (Sat, 9:00h)
We are delighted and excited about variety, it is fascinating and enriches our lives. But variety can also irritate, unsettle and overburden us. Where are we exposed to variety and how do we face it? How does variety relate to unity? What’s the meaning of Unitarian belief in unity in this context? And is there a chance that the Unitarian religion can provide orientation among so much variety? In our service we’d like to raise questions and try to come up with some answers. Furthermore, we’d like to create experiences of variety and unity – through words, images and music.
Jutta Hamm was born in 1970 and raised Roman Catholic. She has been a member of the European Unitarian Universalists for six years. She used to be a professional lay minister in her home diocese of Osnabrück. Since 2011, she has been working as a secular theologian on a freelance basis, creating and conducting wedding ceremonies and memorial services.
Dorothea Kaufmann was born in 1961 and was raised in a Unitarian home. Since the 80’s, she has been a member of the Unitarier – Religionsgemeinschaft freien Glaubens and she plays an active role in their religious leadership Geistiger Rat, their magazine unitarische blätter and in worship services. She is a professional psychotherapist and is married to Volker Schwebke.
Volker Schwebke was born in 1960 and raised in a Protestant home. He works as a high school teacher of music and German. He is married to Dorothea Kaufmann. Through her he got to know the Unitarier – Religionsgemeinschaft freien Glaubens and became a member after the EUT 2017 in Ulm/Neu-Ulm.
By Inga Brandes and the Rev. Karen Tse (Sun, 9:30h)
Human nature is to react to the unknown with positive as well as negative feelings in their full variety, their suddenness and their entanglement. Our service offers Unitarian perspectives on how to read, to observe, and deal with these feelings while finding joy in an “insecure” world.
This service will be delivered by our keynote speaker, the Rev. Karen Tse and the ICUU President Inga Brandes, who is also Co-President of the Unitarier – Religionsgemeinschaft freien Glaubens .