Sunday, February 7, 2016: “Beatrix Potter: Mindful, Loving, Practical Unitarian”

Host: Karen Fothergill

Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene

Beatrix Potter, on the surface a conventional Victorian woman, was a fascinating creator of not only the well-known children’s books, but also a rich independent life. She was a Unitarian, an artist, a writer, a farmer, an ardent conservationist who left a legacy for generations to come.

In quiet conflict with her narrow-minded parents most of her life, she created a life that embodied many modern Unitarian Universalist values: creativity, ethical behavior, responsibility for the earth, a spirituality that cherished deeds over creeds.

NPG P1826; Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis) by Charles King

by Charles King, April/May 1913

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.