Sunday, October 1, 9:15 and 11:00am – “Courage Takes Many Forms”
What does it mean to be a community of courage? This is the Soul Matters theme of October. The musical message will be Sweet Honey In The Rock’s “Would You Harbor Me?” Our Ministerial Intern, Susan Frances, will speak about finding courage.
Sunday, October 8, 9:15 and 11:00am – “Courage Following Tragedy”
How do we make sense of a world that seems to be falling apart? In a week containing one of the worst mass shootings in American history, we find the courage to move on. Rev. Bret Lortie speaking.
Sunday, October 15, 9:15 and 11:00am – “White Supremacy Teach-in, Part II”
A follow up to our spring Teach-In, this service will explore further what it means to live within a “Culture of White Supremacy,” and how this differs from being a white supremacist. Rev. Bret Lortie speaking.
Sunday, October 22, 9:15 and 11:00am – “Mary Baker Eddy’s Science of Mind Healing”
Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, was called many things: heretic, hysteric, feminist, religious reformer. Somewhere within the hype and villanization lies a woman, both brilliant and flawed, who invented the once-fastest growing religion in America. Little tracked is Eddy’s transcendental roots and how the bards of New England influenced her theology and outlook. Rev. Bret Lortie speaking.
Sunday, October 29, 9:15 and 11:00am – “When the Veil is Thinnest: A service honoring Dia de los Muertos”
This traditional Mexican festival helps loved ones honor their ancestors and discover courage in the face of death. Celebrated October 31st through November 2nd, it is said to be a time when the veil between this world and the world of those departed is thinnest. This liminal space enables us to connect with the souls of those we’ve lost, and to celebrate their lives with joy. Ofrendas or altars displaying pictures or talismans of those who have died with colorful decorations and marigolds are an integral part of the tradition. You are invited to bring a photo or sacred object of your loved one to display on the ofrendas. After each service there will be a potluck meal. Please bring a favorite dish of your beloved to contribute to the celebration. This service will be led by Rev. Eileen Wiviott with support from the Retired Women’s Group, Taryn Seawright, and Dr. Mary Shelden.