What’s Up with Free Will?

Free will is a very interesting subject.  Do we have it, or not.  Our society and entire system of justice is based on the idea that we are responsible for our actions because we have the power to consciously control what we do and how we act.  But what if we don’t have that power of free will?  What if free will is an illusion created by our brains?  We’ll be discussing philosophy, religion and science in this service, along with some common sense.  Lots to think about.

The Reverend Alison Wohler leads our worship this morning. She is Minister Emerita of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, MA, where she served for 11 years.  After retiring in 2016 she moved to Columbus to be near family – and the family cottage at Chautauqua, NY.  Alison is a Board member and Treasurer of the UU Fellowship of Chautauqua.  She grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, went to Allegheny College for her B.S. in Biology.  Twenty-some years later, following earlier careers in science and as an art gallery owner, she entered Andover Newton Theological School to become a UU minister.  Many of her sermons have a scientific bent.  Currently Alison’s father and her partner live with her in Columbus.  She enjoys “preaching around” and meeting other congregations.

Join us at 10:30 AM at our newly renovated and expanded church home at 1574 Franklin Street, Lewis Center, Ohio, or, attend online using this link: Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 826 9459 0385Passcode: 962432