Rev. Ginger Luke

Waiting in Mystery

9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. We spend so much of our time waiting—waiting to grow up, waiting on the phone, waiting for people, waiting for test results, waiting for the birth of a baby or the death of ourselves. What if waiting were only about the time in between? What if it didn’t matter what you were waiting for, but rather what you did while you were waiting? What goes on in YOUR life while you are waiting? On this 2nd Sunday of Advent on the Christian calendar, join Rev. Ginger Luke in reflecting upon some of the universal ideas the Christmas story of waiting brings to our minds. Special Music, Bell Ave. Ringers - I Wonder As I Wander

Stone Soup

Watch the You Tube video here The old story of Stone Soup tells of two weary travelers who arrive in a small village and unexpectedly bring a community together under the guise of making a delicious soup from stones.To make this story come to life, we're encouraging everyone who can to bring pre-cut veggies to add to the pot (from which volunteers will make a veggie soup for delivery to home-bound members), as well as non-perishable food to support our children with their food drive to benefit families in need in the Des Moines community. This participatory service will engage young and old alike in this important tale and also offer food to the hungry. Special music by the UU Singers - I See Colors by PinkZebra