Eulogy or Resume: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?


Eulogy or Resume: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

by Rev. Dr. David Sammons (Guest)

Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

Sunday, July 6, 2014

When famous people die, the urge is to memorialize them with all the noteworthy things on their résumé. But is that the way we really want to be remembered? When Steve Jobs’ sister eulogized her brother at his memorial service, she didn’t say a thing about iPhones or Apple. She talked about the man who wanted love to inform all his relationships with his family, friends and the world. So, come our memorial service, what is it we really want remembered about us?

David Sammons has been Interim Senior Minister in San Francisco (where Roger preached in December for this pulpit exchange).  He was Interim Senior Minister in Golden, CO, after Rev. Peter Morales was elected President of the UUA.  Earlier, Dave served the Mt. Diablo UU Church for 23 years, leading them through capital campaigns and into a big, lovely new sanctuary and sunny social hall. He has mentored many student ministers and served on the faculty of Starr King School for the Ministry after retiring from Mt. Diablo.  He has chaired the boards atPacific School of Religion, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and Planned Parenthood. He has been an officer of the UU Ministers Association and served theUUA in many capacities.  He and his wife, Jan Sammons, a teacher, have five adult children and five grandchildren.

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