Our minister emeritus Gary Kowalski returns this Sunday to recount his experiences working as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Being a first responder, he discovered, means more than driving a big red truck. It means facing grief, fear and depression, but also offers glimpses of altruism, teamwork and courage that show people at their finest. This morning’s talk is excerpted from his book Old Men and Fire, available from Amazon. All proceeds benefit his outfit, Hondo Fire & Rescue. A talkback will follow the service in the Susan B. Anthony Room.