The bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association lists the sources that we draw upon for inspiration. The first is “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.” For those reading the book, the focus will be pp. 3-40. Each of the services in this series will include a time of silence and sharing. Attendance at previous parts of this series is not necessary for benefit and enjoyment of today’s message.