The Gifts of the Dark Wood – this is our theme for the season of Lent. More than once in our lives we find ourselves in places we would not have chosen to go. Places that can feel like a dark wood, a hard space. Yet the mystery of our faith is that it is inContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of February 25, 2018”
I am writing this on a gray Friday morning on Gambier Island. As I look out my window I know that the north shore mountains are there but, at the moment, they are obscured by clouds. I know that clouds may lift later today but, for the moment, I can only trust that the mountainsContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of February 11”
Photo: Dora Alis The first Sunday of 2018 represents a meeting of the new and the old. Our Chamber Choir will sing Benjamin Britten’s rendition of a Welsh folk song, “A New Year Carol.” This song reflects the tradition of sprinkling water from a well as a reflection of the blessing of a new year: “HereContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of January 7”
Minister’s Message Christmas Eve Services 10:00 am (it’s a Sunday!!) 4:00 a service for children of all ages – Pneuma Choir – solos from the wee-ist ones – spontaneous pageant 9:00 Resounding brass – choir anthems – carols – candles 11:00 candles – communion – beautiful musicChristmas Day 10:30 celebrating the birth of ChristAnd ifContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 24!”
One of the biggest challenges in the preparation of a Christmas pageant (ours will take place on Dec. 17) involves the selection of a Mary and Joseph. If the congregation is fortunate enough to have an adult couple who have given birth in the months prior to Christmas, they can often be convinced to takeContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 10”
The Junior Youth are raising money for CampOUT! a social justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit & allied youth! On Wednesday December 20th, join us for a $10 spaghetti dinner, followed by carols – and dessert. Sign up on our eventbrite page here.