2021 May Service Schedule:
Sundays at 10:00am
Monthly Theme: Acceptance
Acceptance is key to our third principle: acceptance of one another; not superficially, but in deep ways. The invitation of acceptance is mutual. It confers the gift of belonging in community. It communicates “you matter.” This capacity is based on the premise of self-acceptance, to love who you are. Self-acceptance, flaws and all, is the bridge to accepting another.
May 2: Summer Really is Icumen In
Our own Green warriors are putting together a service to celebrate our connection to mother Earth and learn how to live our best lives in awareness of the interconnected web of which we are a part. ~ Dave Lloyd & Green Sanctuary Team
May 9: Three Sisters
This Mother's Day we celebrate our interconnection to the earth and the way life flows through each and every one of us. The three sisters in Native lore consist of the corn plant, the bean plant, and the squash. Together they each contribute something unique which creates a stronger environment for them altogether than they ever would have by themselves. We can learn much from the natural world if we approach with humility and wonder.
Join us! ~ Rev Pam Rumancik
May 16: Senior Bridging Ceremony
Each year we celebrate the passage of time and the maturation of our young people with a bridging ceremony. Bridging is intended to symbolize a transformation from one way of being to another, but maintains our relationship with our graduating seniors. Join us to hear their reflections as they step into adulthood and help us celebrate with parents and friends! ~Pam Fodor, Joe Saintcross, Rev Pam
May 23: Flower Communion
May flowers are now officially blooming all around us. Pick a blossom to share and offer your gifts of beauty and joy to the larger world. ~Rev Pam
May 30: Remembering a Lost Year - Memorial Day
So much has been lost in the past year that it is hard to name it all. We will honor those losses, grieve, and give thanks for the dedication and commitment of so many people. Please send in a picture of someone you wish to remember to Rev Pam to be included in the service. ~Rev Pam
Religious Education has gone virtual.
Pam Fodor has distributed toolbox kits to our families and will share a weekly video lesson that families can watch together at any time during the week.
Click here for details of this week's lesson.
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.