David Dean will present a sermon written by
Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer
“Patriotism as a spiritual practice?”
Worship Leader: Linda Mowers
Accompanist: Marilyn Smart
David Dean will share a sermon written by the Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine (Maine) and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast (Maine) in November of 2015. Rev. Duncan’s sermon is centered on patriotism over the past century but with a twist–“The theme is patriotism,” he says, “but I offer a definition that includes humanity and humility. How does patriotism connect with the values that most Americans hold dear?”About our presenter:
David Dean is an award-winning film editor whose latest project, ‘Samantha Brown’s Places To Love’ is currently airing on PBS and the PBS Create Network. He’s been a member at BBUUC for 15 years and is married to Rev. Elizabeth Teal.
About the sermon author:
Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer is a poet, author, psychotherapist and minister. His poems have appeared in The Christian Century, The Smith, Gone Soft, and other journals. His first book, Desperately Seeking Mary, is a memoir about his own discovery of the sacred feminine. His forthcoming book, Quiet Fire, is a scholarly study of the spiritual life of Abraham Lincoln. As a therapist, in addition to his private practice, he co-founded The Center for the Masculine Spiritual Journey in Connecticut, where he was also the Director of the Old Lyme Pastoral Counseling Center for a number of years. Rev. Dr. Newcomer has served United Churches of Christ and Presbyterian churches in Connecticut; Washington, DC; and Kentucky. He also speaks at Unitarian Universalist churches in Maine. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. In addition to preaching, teaching, and giving seminars in the mid-coast of Maine, he has a practice as a private spiritual director.