Sermons

Hope Heals

Revs. Scott and Anya Sammler-Michael, Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Worship Service
Sunday, February 19, 2017
10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Hope Heals
Revs. Scott and Anya Sammler-Michael

Hope is a force of healing – but should we rest in hope when hope itself seems like a dangerous or impossible dream? Guided by Harlem Renaissance Poet, Langston Hughes’ revelation: “Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly,” guest co-ministers Revs. Scott and Anya Sammler-Michael lead our worship, inviting reflection, conviction and peace. 

Children attend the first 15 minutes followed by Children’s Worship. Childcare available for infants and toddlers. 

No youth group meetings.

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Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael has served the Accotink UU Church in Burke, Virginia since August 2008, and Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael has served the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling in Sterling Virginia, since 2007. They are a married co-ministry couple that found love through faith, in seminary, at Meadville Lombard Theological School.  A musician, audio engineer and music producer, Scott founded TUUL-Belt Ministries, a practical ministry training people with construction experience to respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. He has also served as a lead strategist for Virginian’s Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, winning victories for the poor and disenfranchised.  A fine artist, philosopher, gardener and yogi, Rev. Anya serves on the board of Meadville Lombard Theological school. After working to co-found Loudoun County’s Interfaith BRIDGES, she has served as it’s secretary and president, working on the front lines, in solidarity with the Muslim community.