Celebrant, Ben Spick
November 20th marks the day when members of transgender communities worldwide honor and remember those who were killed due to anti-transgender violence. But for some it is also a day when we not only honor the spirit of remembrance, but those of resistance and resilience as well. As a spiritual community of memory, join us in remembering the victims of transphobic violence in the previous year, and also in turning our energy to the acts of resistance and resilience – looking not only to what has passed, but to what emerges around us.
9:15 & 11 am
Celebrant: Ben Spick
The sanctuary of our beloved community holds us in love as we learn and grow, seek and serve, and discover the wonder and mystery of life. The experience of community can give its members a sense of belonging. But not everyone has this experience. Everyone longs for community, for that sense of belonging, for sanctuary, yet have experienced rejection and isolation for who they are. In this Sunday following October 11 National Coming Out Day, we consider how to extend a genuine welcome, and sanctuary, to people marginalized in our society because of gender or sexual orientation. Rev. Jennifer and Ben Spick, who co-lead this service, will each offer a reflection.
Special music by Bell Ave Ringers
Celebrants: Kate Allen & Susan Gross
As the dog-days of summer draw closer, have we considered what we are harvesting in our lives? In the rhythms of our world, we eventually see what we have sown come to fruition. Sometimes joyous, sometimes bitter, we eventually encounter the fruits of our circumstances. At this crossroads, we face a decision: what do we harvest, and what do we sacrifice? Which fruits do we reap, and which do we set aside? Join us at this crossroads for a Lammas celebration, the first of the Pagan holy days of harvest.
Special music by Amanda DuBose on oboe