Speaker: Marty Pelham
As an individual or as a movement, we might appear to some as a weed – a wild plant growing where it is not wanted which sometimes doesn’t seem to fit in with the cultivated plants around it. But freely gathered in a bouquet of covenantal relationship, the mingled aroma of our hope anoints us with joy until we meet again. Join us for an interactive inter-generational service culminating in our annual Flower Celebration. There will be singing, dancing, and anointing.
We proclaim a vision of justice with love and joy and we say we are open to awe. Are we actually creating sparks of justice, love, joy or awe? Do our exertions support our intentions? Could we accomplish more by simplifying?
Is it possible to think of ourselves as being in covenant with people whose ideas seem strongly opposed to our own? We will explore teachings of Howard Thurman, ideas from Brené Brown, and our Seventh Principle in response to this question.
The spring equinox will happen at 5:58 p.m. on March 20, even though we may still have a foot of snow on the ground. How can we discern the exuberance of rebirth even when things seem desolate, whether in weather, politics, or personal challenges? This will be an interactive service.