As we enter year 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem as if we have gotten caught in a loop, drearily repeating the same story over and over. On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrity groundhog from the Pennsylvania town of the same name, will have been enticed out of his den to read the future for 2022. Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, Dr. Rost will reflect on what to do when the pandemic seems unending, when each day looks like the one before and you’re stuck in a rut. The 1993 movie “Groundhog Day” will be liberally referenced.
About Leader Dr. Nori Rost
Until coming to join us as Leader at NYSEC, Dr. Nori Rost served the All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, CO as their settled minister for 13 years. Prior to that she was a minister with Metropolitan Community Church (a queer Christian denomination) for almost 20 years.
She is passionate about social justice and has been involved in social rights activism since she was 17. She is an outspoken advocate for justice and equity and has received many awards and recognition for her work.
Nori holds a Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, she holds a Certificate for Spiritual Direction from the Benet Hill Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest. Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day. While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.