Revs. Kristin and Christian Schmidt with Ann Riley

Water Communion

11:00 a.m.

You are invited to bring a small jar or bottle of water from a special place or experience in your life this past year. Whether collected from last winter’s impressive rains, from Lake Tahoe, or just from the garden hose, the waters we each bring will be mingled with some from ceremonies in years past. We use this water to bless the year ahead and throughout the year to bless and dedicate the new children born and adopted among us. This is a service for all ages, and as always childcare is available for babies, toddlers, and young children.

The Spirit of Resilience

9:30 and 11:15 am

Each year this congregation bestows a special honor upon members who have turned 80. This week in worship we will welcome our newest “Doctors of Durability” and hear wisdom from some elders as we explore together how to grow in resilience.

Living Waters

9:30 and 11:15 am

Join us this Ingathering Sunday to share in our annual Water Ceremony tradition and welcome one another back to church after all manner of summer journeys! Everyone is invited to bring a small container of water that represents a special place or experience in your life this summer. Whether from a vacation to Lake Tahoe or just the hose you use to water your garden, the water you bring will be mingled with water from ceremonies in years past. It is this water, made sacred by the intention of our community throughout the generations that we use to dedicate new babies and children among us.