Church is one of the last places in our society where people don’t have to be segregated by age, yet so many of our experiences in this congregation are still divided according to how old we are. This week in worship we will consider how worshipping and learning together as a whole community more often could open us up to the possibilities already right here among us.
Speaker: Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt
The Winter Solstice is a time to journey inward and reflect on the lessons, joys, and sorrows from the past year. It is also a time to celebrate the light and darkness that is in each of us. Join us for a time of readings, reflection, songs, stillness, and ritual in honor of the Winter Solstice.
In this shorter service geared toward children and families, we will hear the Christmas story, sing carols, pray, and light hand-held candles together. Everyone is invited to bring cookies to share after the service!
Through story, song, and ritual, this service will celebrate the glory of the stars and the many blessings that night has to offer. This is a service for all ages!
This week in worship we will contemplate Hanukkah’s mysteries and rededicate ourselves to being servants of light and goodness.
Nothing in life is certain, but we often live as if it is. Join us as we seek after something deeper and more meaningful than certainty.
This week in worship we will dig into the deep purpose of spirituality, a purpose that transcends the old tension between inner growth and world-wide change.
Visa International founder Dee Hock said “Make an empty space in any corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” This week in worship we will empty some space in our minds and hearts for creativity to fill us as we begin to think about the future of our congregation. The annual budget meeting will immediately follow worship with childcare in the nursery.
While funding the common good is important, it can be tough to justify paying higher taxes when the government does things with which we don’t agree. Join us this Sunday as we consider the ethics of paying taxes.
An important part of our liberal faith is that our growth and learning are a life-long pursuit. Yet, our time together each week seems to place higher value on learning for children than for adults. This Sunday, worship will begin as usual, but after the Time for All Ages, adults will leave the sanctuary to take part in one of several opportunities for growth and learning. The rest of worship will be geared towards children. Childcare will be available, as always, for our younger children, and middle and high school youth can choose whether they want to stay in worship or go to a workshop with the adults.