Our September Service Theme is 'Welcome'

PeopleOfWelcomeWant to delve more deeply into the September theme of Welcome?  Here is the packet on this theme from Soul Matters.



September 3, 2017 | Whose Are We? Meditations on Welcome

Service at 10:00 am

"We must dare to cross
From my world into yours,
From your world into mine,
Until we begin to weave a tapestry
Of faith,
And wonder aloud:

Whose are we?
What is a nation?
Who can own the Earth?"

- Rev. Wendy Bartel

September 10, 2017 | Water Communion : An Ingathering for All Ages

Services at 9:30 am & 11:30 am (Two-Service Sundays Begin Today)

All of us together: all ages, all perspectives.
Gather and join in, sing and reflect.

Bring a bit of water. Bring water that symbolizes the essence of your summer. Or pour from the pitchers we've drawn from our UUAA well. We'll gather the waters into a common bowl.

Celebrate the regathering of our congregation as we begin the new church year!

September 17, 2017 | Radical Welcome

Services at 9:30 am & 11:30 am

"We sit together and I tell you things...That only my God has heard me say.
You do not cluck your tongue at me Or roll your eyes...

You stay with me in the dark. You urge me into being.
You make room in your heart for my voice... I see my future Self in you...

Just enough to leave
The familiar in the past where it belongs."

- Margaret Wolff

September 24, 2017 |  The Practice of Hospitality

Services at 9:30 am & 11:30 am

"The ancient spiritual practice of Hospitality asks us to encounter one of the crucial questions of the human experience--how are we connected to the stranger, and especially those who become the object of our fear and intolerance?

How deeply connected our answer to these questions is to important truths about our relationship to the Sacred, to our deepest selves, to our understanding of our relationship to all that is."

- Rev. Doug Wadkins


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