Speaker: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry
Join us for this traditional Christmas Eve Service, a couple days early this year. We’ll sing lots of caroles, share in the awe of each new life, and end with our traditional lighting of candles and singing of “Silent Night”.
As we round the corner from the darkest day of the year, we gather to honor the awe that darkness brings. We will also warm up the sanctuary and bring back the light by generously decorating our ‘Mitten Tree’. Please bring mittens and hats for this annual offering to EFAA — the Emergency Family Assistance Program. Our children and youth will join us for part of this service.
Sometimes the most challenging moments of our lives open us to the most awesome insights. Join Rev. Lydia and Service Associate Brigitta Vieyra as we explore how we can encounter the sacred in the best and the worst moments in life. Emily Jaworski, mezzo-soprano, and Tad Koriath, piano, will provide songs of awe in all situations.
One Voice will grace the service with contemplative choral selections at this evening contemplative service.
Tis the season . . . for overdoing it! More than any time of year, December is filled with invitations to over-eat, over-shop, and over-extend. Sure, a little overindulgence is warranted now and again. But the real treasure in life isn’t in all the stuff we’re manipulated into believing we ‘need’, but in simple ordinary moments. Today, we remind ourselves to notice what most inspires us during this season. The Fellowship Choir will sing songs of awe, highlighted by the ethereal Eric Whitacre piece, “Glow.”
As we gather in our annual all ages bread service, we will reflect upon welcoming the stranger. Join us as we celebrate our ancestral traditions through story-telling and breaking bread together. Please sign up using the link in the eWeekly to bring … read more.
All ages service.
“For Loneliness, by John O’Donohue”, Eric Williams
“The Colors of Grief”, Rev. Lydia, Irene Faivre, Brigitta Vieyra, Eric Williams, Pete Wernick:
On the edge of Halloween and All Saint’s/All Souls Day, we explore how sacred traditions meld and merge through time. When is this blending a natural progression of human expression, and when is it cultural appropriation — the erasing of the beautiful nuances … read more.