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It may be difficult to imagine millions of young people in the world’s most impoverished countries climbing rapidly up the ladder of success...But the weakness is our imagination, not the young people.
- Melinda and Bill Gates

Since 2000, more than a billion people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. Who'd have imagined it?

...someone did.

As children, my peers were told that Asia would be decimated by famine. Today, due to new technologies, crop yields have more than doubled. Who'd have imagined it?

...someone did.

Many thanks to all who contributed to our first Open (and Affirming) Mic Night. There was music, spoken word, photography and (best of all) a lot of smiles!

...someone did imagine it (Joshua and John), and many came together to make it a reality.

Imagination has been brought to my attention this week via the Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers Report.  In their minds, the equation for world change looks something like this:

young people + imagination = world change

Our imaginations are muscles in need of exercise and good nutrition. Have you exercised and fed your imagination lately?

If you haven't, then go make something. Anything. Today. Write something. Write a really bad poem. Draw a really bad portrait. Free yourself from having to create something worthy of the MFA.

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."

President Barack Obama

The best way...the only encourage our children to develop their imaginative capacities is to do it ourselves.

Creatively yours,


PS: This coming Sunday is Red Wagon Sunday. Every last Sunday of the month, children collect items to be donated to the Centre Street Food Pantry


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Fall Calendar online!

There's a lot to keep track of this fall with wonderful opportunities to gather, grow and give.

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Sun Sept 30 Second Hour
Spirituality and Devotion

Spirituality and Devotion: Care of the Self

This Sunday (11:15 a.m. Winslow Room) our Second Hour guests include two Shia Muslims and a Christian from the Muslim majority country of Indonesia.
How do we cultivate our spiritual lives?

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Read more about Second Hour on our blog here.

Sat Oct 6 Apple Picking in Natick

Join us in Natick at Lookout Farm for a day of apple picking and other activities.  The church will cover the cost of entrance, and families can pay for what they pick.
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