Speaker: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Stevens

The Burning Service

This annual contemplative service is centered on the ritual of burning the things from the previous year we are ready to let go of – and holding on to the things we have learned and want to carry forward with us.

Solstice

Sink into the dark, and celebrate the returning of the light with an intergenerational ritual and spiral dance, followed by a feast!

 

Aweism

One need not have God to feel and experience awe. One just needs life.  -Phil Zuckerman

In his book, Living the Secular Life, sociologist Phil Zuckerman believes that awe is a universal and appropriate response to the natural world. His hope is that atheists, agnostics, skeptics, … read more.

Advent Vespers

Join Ginger Allen and Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Stevens for a brief, candlelight service inviting reflection on hope, joy, love, and peace.  A simple soup supper will follow.  Child care provided.

Waiting

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advent is a season of waiting with anticipation.   Sometimes we also wait with hope or dread, with peace or with awe.  How does the attitude with which we choose … read more.

Kindness

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. -Henry James

What does it mean to be kind?  What is the difference between being kind and being nice?  How … read more.

In the Shadows

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole. -Carl Jung

It’s easy to pay attention to the loud, the bright, the demanding.  However, tremendous gifts wait for us when … read more.

Stones of Remembrance

We remember them.  -Roland B. Gittelsohn

We are the living legacies of those who have gone before. This service will offer the opportunity to reflect on the nature and shape of the legacies we embody, and to express our gratitude for those we love who have … read more.

Whose Are We?

The ancient question, ‘Who am I?’ inevitably leads to a deeper one: ‘Whose am I?’ – because there is no identity outside of relationship. -Douglas Steer

Relationships shape us, transform us, send us. None of us exist in a vacuum. How do we balance our need … read more.