It's been far too long since we've had one of our old-fashioned hymn sings! So that's what we'll do on August 20. Join us to sing and listen to favorite songs of the faith. Maybe we'll learn some new ones!
The end of August is our traditional time to observe Water Communion. In this annual ceremony, everyone who wishes to participate brings some water representing an important event or memory (perhaps from a summer vacation spot?). Then we each share our stories and blend the water with everyone else’s -- including water from many past services.
Labor Day! What does it really mean to us in our contemporary environment? LeAnne Bartelt has spent years working with these issues and shares insights which may surprise you.
Our theme for September is “Letting Go,” and Rev. Melissa Mummert brings us the first of two talks on the topic. The first is called “Surrender.”
The second of Rev. Melissa Mummert’s two talks related to “Letting Go.” Brace yourself: this one’s called “Letting Go of White Supremacy”!
Our own Dr. Katherine Farris knows a lot about making tough choices, as suggested by the title of her talk: “When to Be Resilient, When to Let Go.”
Social Concerns/Social Justice Committee’s JULY AND AUGUST project to “CHANGE the World” will benefit Sipes Orchard Home’s Transitional Living Center, a local non-profit which provides a supportive, residential program for 17-21 year olds to help them get the financial, academic, emotional and behavioral skills necessary for independent living. You can leave your spare change (or larger donation) in our CHANGE jar in the front foyer.