Sept. 18, 2016 – Rev. Dottie Mathews – “To Be of Use”

In her poem “To Be of Use,” the gifted poet Marge Piercy tells us that humans crave real purpose and meaning in life. In her sermon of the same title at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, the Rev. Dottie Mathews, our new affiliated community minister, addressed the foundational question, “Why does spiritual growth matter?”

Dottie relocated to Columbia last summer from north-central Wisconsin with her wife Rosie Geiser and their daughter Angie Mathews Stuart after retiring as Organizational Minister for a Goodwill organization covering 35 counties. She previously was Associate Minister at Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, Wis. Our Board of Trustees voted in June to covenent with Dottie as an affiliated community minister.

Listen to a podcast of Rev. Molly’s introduction of Rev. Mathews and Rev. Mathews’ sermon.

Steve Scott took the photos in the gallery below at the 11 a.m. service. Click any photo to enlarge.