Today we offer a service in the Quaker style with silent meditation and a chance to invite a deeper spirit within to gain voice. Stay for a short time of reflective thoughts or meditate for an hour. This time of silence is self-engaging, self emitting. Child Care is available.
In the words of this song by Brother Sun,
love is the water that wears down all rocks. Come and refresh your spirit in this all-generation service to kick off the new church year, and welcome old friends and new. We will celebrate our coming together with a Water Communion, and give a Blessing of the Backpacks for the young folks as they begin their new school year. Remember to bring some water with you to share in our communion. It can be water from a place that is special to you, water from a recent rainfall, or water from your tap.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month and
bienvenidos is Spanish for
Welcome! As the national debate continues to rage over immigration, this service will challenge prevailing narratives about immigration and explore the gifts of welcoming genuine cultural diversity.
Is it possible to fully welcome one another if we do not fully welcome ourselves? Do we hide our vulnerability, our guilt and our shame for fear of not being
enough? Do we hide our strength and our passion for fear of being judged? It is only when we learn to accept our full selves that we can move forward on our spiritual path and hold ourselves accountable in community. Where do we need to grow? What can we celebrate and nurture in ourselves?