Speaker: with Melissa Rosales
In this service for all ages, we will hear the story of Nasruddin’s coat, sing harvest hymns, and give thanks and praise as we share in our annual cornbread and grapes communion.
The famous labor slogan calling for a fair workday should still ring in our ears today: Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, eight hours for what we will. We will explore what we are called to do in those precious moments: relax, spend time with our loved ones, change the world, all of the above?
Building a community for all ages means learning and growing in many different ways. Join us for a shorter worship service followed by your choice of several smaller spiritual exploration opportunities in rooms all around the church including a Children’s chapel for those among us in elementary school. During the service we will also say goodbye to our Director of Family Ministry, Merrin Clough.
The year 2020 is 345 days from now. I remember well the turning over of the numbers as 1999 became 2000, the sense of anticipation. A year from now, what will we be doing, what is possible, who do we want to be?
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!
Our faith is one rooted in the quest for truth and justice, and even so, many of our forbears found themselves on the wrong side of history. This Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, we will explore what commitment looks like apart from the need to be right.