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.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Stevens
Sink into the dark, and celebrate the returning of the light with an intergenerational ritual and spiral dance, followed by a feast!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
– Gary Snyder
Many Native American cultures, including the peoples of the Palouse, cultivate an intimate relationship with the landscape. Values, mythology, and ways of life are rooted in a deep understanding of … read more.
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.