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The Rev. Rebekah Montgomery, a Unitarian Universalist community minister and military chaplain, will share a new perspective on where people can find meaning in a time of global struggles and economic instability, at the 10:30 a.m. service of the Unitarian Congregation of the Chesapeake on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Dowell House in St. Leonard.

Montgomery finds her source of inspiration by tapping the life and works of celebrated poet and painter E.E. Cummings, raised in a Unitarian family, a press release states. In an essay on Cummings, noted interpreter of literature and society Malcolm Cowley wrote, “his life embodied endless conflict between radical individualism and faith in love.” In her sermon, “As I Grow Older, I Tend Toward Piety: Lessons from E.E. Cummings,” Montgomery offers Cummings’ perspectives about life, love and art, as well as her own, through the lens of the 21st century.

Montgomery is a Unitarian Universalist minister and a National Guard chaplain on active duty. She was named Military Chaplain of the Year in 2009 and promoted to major, an affirmation of her leadership and pastoral ability, the release states.

In the tradition of a liberal faith, guests to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake (UUCC) are always welcome, according to the release. UUCC meets at the Dowell House, located at 4889 Calvert Dr. in St. Leonard. Worship services are held the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10:30 a.m., offering religious education for children and nursery for young children. For more information, go to www.theuucc.org.