Sunday Services

Friday, April 18, 5:30 PM: Tenebrae Service

Rev. Patience Stoddard

This is a meditative Good Friday service of readings from the gospels, contemporary poems and music, and the extinguishing of candles which encourages us to reflect on suffering as a part of the life of the spirit.

Sunday, April 20: “From Darkness into Light” 9 & 11 AM

Rev. Patience Stoddard

On this Easter we look at how the death and resurrection of Jesus can serve as a metaphor for personal transformation.

Sunday, April 27: Three special events!

9 AM service: Dear Children of Earth –   Sparrow F. Alden

Earth Day can be every day, Earth Day can be an annual re-dedication to our seventh principle.  Approach earth stewardship with forgiveness, humor, and patience.  We will consider why we support this interdependent web and refresh our visions of what Earth stewardship – and Earth spirituality – mean.

10 AM Religious Education  - Nick Warren leads the kids this hour on “Scientists Ask Questions!”  Honoring the guidance of reason and science, Nick is taking it outdoors to ask questions, make observations, and set up a fabulous experiment on our beautiful outdoor acres!  Don’t miss it, and wear good outdoor clothing!

11 AM service:  Awakening to the Present – Julie Puttgen, guest speaker.  Tuning in to the present moment, we will work with chanting, listening, and a felt sense of bodily experience.  As the heart tunes in, the body relaxes.  As the body relaxes, the breath releases, and the heart expands to full presence.

JULIE PUTTGEN is passionate about the intersections of creativity, collaboration, and spiritual practice. An artist and a former Buddhist nun, she teaches and exhibits widely.  Her current projects include chaplaincy training at DHMC, teaching meditation in the community, and the Inner Beauty Bar, a playful exploration of what makes us all beautiful.