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July 23, 2017 • 10 am • Two Steps and a Hug

Molly Baskette
Sunday Jul 23, 2017 10:00am
Sermon

A minister colleague of Senior Minister Molly Baskette described the experience of attending the recent UCC General Synod, the national denominational meeting, as “two steps and a hug”—that he couldn’t go much farther than that before being warmly greeted by someone he knew. In the continuing sermon series “Summer of Love,” Molly makes the case for the importance of platonic intimate touch. She cites Leo Buscaglia’s belief that we need 18 hugs a day and neuroscience that comes to a similar conclusion. She makes a case for Jesus’ belief in the power of touch and lays out some of the challenges in our culture for having this kind of contact. She calls us to a “hug” revolution and the congregation signs up!

Scripture
Romans 8:15-17, 22-23
Summer of Love
Content Categories
Progressive Christianity
Social Justice
Racial Justice
Environment
Inclusion/Diversity
Community
Love
Faith Development
Keywords
Jesus
love
hugs
touch
platonic
intimate
Leo Buscaglia
sacrament