June 16, “Back to Junior High”

Oncology chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share some deeply personal reflections about junior high school– a pivotal and often painful time that leaves indelible memories for many of us.  In dialogue with some of those 13-year-old’s perceptions, what might be discovered about inherent worth, dignity and compassion?

Michael Eselun, BCC, serves as the oncology chaplain for the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.  He speaks extensively to doctors, nurses, social workers, patient populations and faith communities across the country about his work.  Michael weaves stories with insight, vulnerability and humor to wrap around the larger questions of life, mortality and meaning.

Linda Fitzgerald, Worship Associate

The Emerson Choir will sing “Roots and Wings” by Sherri Porterfield and Marilyn Rhea