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Sun. 21 Sep, 2014 - Sat. 27 Sep, 2014

Sun. 21 Sep, 2014

The Tangled Webs We're In (Sun. 21 Sep, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

As many of you heard last week, starting on October 1st, we will begin offering another worship service experience each Wednesday night at 6pm. This gathering will include an intentional though simple meal, usually of soup and bread. It will be a time for music and candles, joys and sorrows, meditation and prayer, readings and reflection, sharing and eating. Its primary goal will be to create kinship in a more intimate setting than is possible on Sunday mornings. We’re calling it The Dinner Table—a place where the family gathers, but where there’s always room for more. A place where we connect and commune, where we share our lives, and where we share ourselves.

We’ll need people who can see every aspect of this gathering as the spiritual practice that it is, from making soup and baking bread, to washing dishes, and scrubbing tables. If you are interested in helping with the launch of this new gathering, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Intern Minister. I look forward to seeing those who can join us on Wednesdays.

This Sunday, we’ll continue the month’s theme of kinship with a look at how we are all entangled, sometimes in profoundly uncomfortable ways, in the interconnected web of being. As it turns out, kinship is very complicated!

One of the world’s most seemingly intractable tangles, of course, is the relationship between Israel and Palestine. The conflict brings out strong opinions and even stronger emotions. Often times we avoid discussing it (I certainly have!) because conflicts over the conflict give rise to even more conflict…! During the service this week, Dallas Bergen and I will both share reflections on our own grappling with the issues involved, in hopes of offering insights that may have application in other areas of our lives.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Mon. 22 Sep, 2014

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Tue. 23 Sep, 2014

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Wed. 24 Sep, 2014

Meditation Practice (Wed. 24 Sep, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Wednesdays from September 24 to December 3

This opportunity to meditate will be based on Vipassana or breath focused meditation.

The evening will begin with a reading drawn from well respected Buddhist teachers followed by a 30 - 40 minute sitting session.

The session will support members of our congregation in incorporating meditation into their daily lives, leading to what Buddhists call "right living".

In the Buddhist spirit of generosity, each time you attend, please support our congregation with a donation known as dana.

To register please contact Diane Strong by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 25 Sep, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 25 Sep, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 26 Sep, 2014

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Sat. 27 Sep, 2014

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