December 9: These Bodies, These Blessings

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

December Theme: Mystery

December seems like a perfect month to explore the theme of mystery. There is something magical about the beginning of winter, the snow and the sparkles, the darkness calling us to explore our own inner world of mystery and wonder.
We are a curious and questioning people and this theme gives us an opportunity to give in to the unknown, to surrender to the mystical realms of our world.

December 2: Courting Mystery

10 AM with Claudia Kern speaking

What is mystery?  What in this season calls us to it?  Why might it be important to attend to it?  How might we do so?

December Theme: Mystery

December seems like a perfect month to explore the theme of mystery. There is something magical about the beginning of winter, the snow and the sparkles, the darkness calling us to explore our own inner world of mystery and wonder.
We are a curious and questioning people and this theme gives us an opportunity to give in to the unknown, to surrender to the mystical realms of our world.

 

November 18: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar–an Intergenerational Thanksgiving Service

Friends who would enjoy contributing to the ritual, we are looking for OFFERINGS OF BREAD to share.  Do you have a kind of bread that fills you with memories?  The great naan from a trip you took?  The limpa of your Swedish ancestors?  Whether boughten or home made, please bring some bread-of-memory if you have the time to do so.  You will have time to say what this bread reminds you of, if you wish to say.  Please label vegan bread and gluten-free bread; that’s a good way to respect the dietary disciplines of our congregation.

November Theme: “Memory”

What is it that takes you back, and where does it take you? These questions invite us to see memory as sacred energy that “wants” something from us, or “hopes” something for us.
The space of memory is elusive. Mysterious. Seemingly beyond our grasp.
It is in the space of memory that we are somehow held together, and also re-assembled. As we remember, we are re-membered.
This month, may this be our charge: To allow memory to flow through us in order that it may patch us back together and keep us whole.
Happy re-membering, re-assembling and re-collecting!

November 11: In Memoriam

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

This worship service will honor our loved ones who have died, honoring all those who have impacted your life– family members, spiritual ancestors, wise ones and beloved pets will be remembered.
You are invited and encouraged to bring photos or mementos to place on our shared altar.

November Theme: “Memory”

What is it that takes you back, and where does it take you? These questions invite us to see memory as sacred energy that “wants” something from us, or “hopes” something for us.
The space of memory is elusive. Mysterious. Seemingly beyond our grasp.
It is in the space of memory that we are somehow held together, and also re-assembled. As we remember, we are re-membered.
This month, may this be our charge: To allow memory to flow through us in order that it may patch us back together and keep us whole.
Happy re-membering, re-assembling and re-collecting!

October 28: Sanctuary: Beloved Community

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

October Theme: Sanctuary

Thinking of sanctuary brings one a sense of peace and safety and speaks to the universal longing for a space to retreat from the dangers and depletions of the world.
As we dig deeper, we are reminded that the sanctuaries in our lives do more than simply protect us. They also send us. They don’t just help us heal from our journeys; they also strengthen us for the new journeys ahead. In their fullest, they are not escape houses as much as fueling stations.

October 21: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar and Asma Elhuni, lead organizer for the United Valley Interfaith Project

The sanctuary movement and its refuge for immigrants is a powerful example of offering life-giving safe space. As the well-loved Irish proverb puts it, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

October Theme: Sanctuary

Thinking of sanctuary brings one a sense of peace and safety and speaks to the universal longing for a space to retreat from the dangers and depletions of the world.
As we dig deeper, we are reminded that the sanctuaries in our lives do more than simply protect us. They also send us. They don’t just help us heal from our journeys; they also strengthen us for the new journeys ahead. In their fullest, they are not escape houses as much as fueling stations.

October 14: Further In and Further Out

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar

Can we receive the solace of nature and the life-giving sanctuary offered us from wild places? Can we also see the critical need to protect these holy places and honor the interdependent web of life?

Simultaneous children’s religious education

October Theme: Sanctuary

Thinking of sanctuary brings one a sense of peace and safety and speaks to the universal longing for a space to retreat from the dangers and depletions of the world.
As we dig deeper, we are reminded that the sanctuaries in our lives do more than simply protect us. They also send us. They don’t just help us heal from our journeys; they also strengthen us for the new journeys ahead. In their fullest, they are not escape houses as much as fueling stations.