There is an ancient story of the Israelites carrying the bones of their ancestors through the desert when they were freed from captivity. What do you carry with you? What is the gift and burden of your ancestors that you do not, or could … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
Continuing with our theme of legacy, this service will work with Atul Gawande’s groundbreaking book, “Being Mortal,” as we look at the beauty found in the midst of brevity.
Using the core story from our religious education program this month, “The Fig Seed” from Buddhist scripture, we’ll look at human nature itself. What are true things we can say about what makes us uniquely human? How does our humanity, biologically and spiritually expressed, … read more.
This service will look at forgiveness as a way to reclaim our own power and possibility. It’s about aligning ourselves with what we can be instead of that which has caused us harm.
This service will look at the prophetic and pressing themes raised in Dr. King’s, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” How can we take the person, and the text, and the implications for the present day seriously enough to make new ways of being possible.
The story our children and youth will grapple with this month is all about transforming evil – not ignoring it, not looking away, but actively changing it into something else. Maybe this is why “movements” are called that. Perhaps being in the midst of … read more.
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, One Candle Light Service at 7pm
Celebrate the Christmas season with lessons, carols, candle lighting, and the music of the choir.
Enjoy a traditional retelling of the Christmas story with music and candle lighting. After the service, join us for fellowship and the opportunity to build a Gingerbread House.
How can we welcome the in-between spaces of our lives? The in-between identities we hold? The middle spots between supposed opposites? The world stretches out between the dichotomies, and maybe peace is found in between.
We’re going to ponder a little bit about what it is to be human, and how the world around us seeks to define our humanity. Pulling pretty loosely from economic theory and a dodgy understanding of John Stuart Mill, Rev. Nancy will see just where … read more.