When a seed is planted in the ground, it grows in silence. When a tree falls, it makes a loud noise. Come to the silent service, plant a seed and grow. Child care is available.
This will be our ‘Ingathering’ service for the new Fellowship year. We will bless the backpacks of our young people, celebrate a water communion and explore two important questions: what is our impact and who can give us power.
In her classic book of this title, beloved Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron encourages us to lean into the challenges of our daily lives. Instead of seeking relief when life becomes too difficult to bear, how would it help us to see clearly the reality of each present moment?
Author, surgeon and inventor Leonard Shlain teaches us
…that in order to learn something radically new, we need first to imagine it. In this service we will explore the underused gift of our human imagination and how we can tap into this gift to deepen our spiritual lives.
In this service we will prepare ourselves for our month-long display of our ‘Silent Witness’ figures. With these figures prominently displayed along Rt. 22, we both honor and lament victims of domestic violence. After the service, we will carry the figures out and place them along the road.