Nature: The Overstory-We’re All Connected

Inspired by two great books, a tree-centered nature novel titled The Overstory by Richard Powers and When God is Gone Everything is Holy – The Making of a Religious Naturalist by physicist Chet Raymo, this sermon will be an exploration of our interdependence, from both a spiritual and a scientific angle, and why trees may actually be the clues to our (both human & the earth) salvation!

Rev. Arthur G. Severance is a native of New Hampshire and holds a BA in History from Ursinus College and a Master of Divinity from Lancaster (PA) Theological Seminary. From 1991 until 2006, he served as Senior Minister here at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. During his tenure, our church grew from 250 to almost 400 members and built a new 500 seat Sanctuary. He has also served at UU Churches in Cleveland, OH; Boulder, CO; Stockton, CA; and Amherst, NY. He served on the boards of Planned Parenthood, the San Antonio Community of Churches, the Southwest UU District, and is one of the founders of TX Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Rev. Art is also a folksinger and songwriter with a recorded album titled “Art Severance, Searching…(For Love, truth, Beauty, and Maybe Even God)” and often incorporates his music in worship.