Sunday, October 17th:
What Do You See?
Rev. Pam Rumancik (She/Theirs)
John Mellencamp's song "Jack & Diane" features the line "Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is done"
In exploring why it might feel that way, we pause and examine how we see the world. What expectations get in the way of being able to see the fullness of a person, place or thing? Babies help us see the world with fresh eyes Can we retrain ourselves to see that way even as we get older - refusing to be jaded and instead finding joy?
All vaccinated folks are welcome to join us in person with a mask. The service will also be shared on Zoom.
Sunday, October 24th
We Can Do Hard Things
Rev Pam Rumancik (She/Theirs)
Comfort and convenience are a wonderful gift of modern life. We no longer have to creep out to an outhouse in the middle of the night. The new mattresses are amazing. The temperature in our homes can be managed to keep us toasty or cool. But has all this created a society that doesn't know how to deal with hardship? How can we build our discomfort muscles in order to be the people we truly want to be. All vaccinated folks are welcome to join us in person with a mask. The service will also be shared on Zoom.
Sunday, October 31st
Boo! What Mask Will You Wear?
Rev Pam Rumancik (She/Theirs)
Halloween - or All Hallows Eve - falls on a Sunday this year. Since we're wearing masks anyway, might as well make it a fun one! Let's dress up as our favorite characters and examine the masks that we may have to wear in our everyday lives. When is it okay to be yourself and when do you need to hide? This will be a fun service celebrating our individuality, creativity, and bravery in a sometimes scary world. All vaccinated folks are welcome to join us in person with a mask. The service will also be shared on Zoom.
Religious Education takes the summer off. We will resume September 19th onsite if CDC recommendations allow.
There will be childcare when on site services begin. Check the community page for information.
In Non-Covid times, the following is our traditional Religious Education program:
Play Group: Our youngest, four-years-old and under, are welcome to enjoy time in the nursery playroom in the lower level of the Religious Education building with fun and caring childcare providers.
Spirit Play: A place to explore through story, crafts, and conversation that spirit of love and wonder that some people call God. This week we'll be wondering about the green, blue, indigo and violet promises that we make through our seven principles. Spirit Play meets on the lower level at the west end of the building.
Chapel Service: Our school age kids join Director Pam Fodor to explore the topic being discussed in worship this Sunday after hearing the Wisdom tale shared in the sanctuary. This week we are wondering about the sufi tale, The Lion and the Fox. How can you be generous and help others? Is it easier to do with many hands? Chapel service is held in Joshi Chapel - at the west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Coming of Age: Our middle school youth continue working with their mentors to learn about what it means to be a faithful adult, and how they can gain the tools they need to be strong and wise as they grow up. The topic this week is Faith. Coming of Age meets in Joshi Chapel at 9:00 am - west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Senior High Youth Group: Our Teen-agers join together to share and explore the world. They are in the midst of planning for the youth service they will lead on March 1st.
Sr High Youth meet in Room 6 on the upper level of the Religious Education Building.
Coffee Hour will take place virtually after the service on Zoom. Stay tuned and check in with folks from our community so that we know how you're doing during this challenging time.