The Work of Love

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Speaker: Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

Dr. King insisted that “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”  I want to look at the kind of love he meant, and at how that kind of love involves our life’s work.  And, because it’s the Jewish New Year for Trees today, I have a story that I think is related to all this.

Rev. Sturtevant retired a few years ago after a 31-year ministry at All Peoples UU Congregation here in Louisville, but has agreed to be available to help with pastoral care while First Unitarian is seeking an interim minister.  He is married to Roxanne, a retired teacher, and they have two sons, one of whom is the current Board Chair at All Peoples.  Since retirement, Elwood has served on the boards of several local organizations including the Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, has taken classes at the Earth and Spirit Center, and has worked with Roxanne on a shareholder responsibility project involving our local energy utility.