Sunday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m.
Led by Juliet Donaldson, Director of Religious Exploration
Join us for a family service where we wrap up our unit on Acceptance by taking a close look at the film Zootopia.
In this Disney film mammals have evolved, they now wear clothes, the old classifications of prey vs. predator no longer apply and in the great city of Zootopia “anyone can be anything!” But when you dig beneath the surface everything is not quite as it should be, labels still exist, and predators, in particular, struggle to shrug off the labels of their past.
Here in America millions of people have flocked to our shores, hoping to leave their labels behind and take up the dream that in America too “anyone can be anything!”
But just as in Zootopia it hasn’t been that simple, many of us received labels that made being part of the American dream difficult or even impossible. These and other labels continue today as our human nature tries to categorize, generalize and sort people into boxes.
During this service we’ll explore the labels that we give ourselves and others and how these labels impact our lives, limiting our hopes, dreams and accomplishments.
Special music will be provided by our “Two Tenors,” Jonathan Keene and Joshua McKiernan.