Apathy is pushing compassion away from mainstream human interaction in recent times. This 25-minute song and story sermon consists of four spoken messages, each followed by a song related to the story. “By Way of Compassion” is based on a few of The Perras’ personal experiences. As they spiritually grew, they came to the realization that any human interactions of genuine tender-heartedness can have a ripple effect of positive effects if, and when, we pass it on and pay it forward on a daily basis, fitting in very well with our UU Principles 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7.
Eli and Bill Perras are performers of socially-significant original songs and stories. The many inspired lyrics given to and interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill’s bluesy finger-style guitar playing create a very uniquely modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, they humbly remain true to their personal values. They speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics, accompanied with a soulful genuine pentatonic voicing, against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. They can grip your heart, search your soul, change a mindset, or softly strike a funny bone, all the while leaving the audience with a sentiment for the common good we desire in all mankind. Eli and Bill have opened or shared the stage with many nationally recognized entertainers, and frequently travel beyond the Sunshine State with their songs and stories, at listening room, house concert, liberal minded churches, and festivals. For more information about Eli and Bill go to www.perrasmusic.com.
Worship Leader: Viqui Hilliard