WE ARE A VIRTUAL CHURCH.

Services are held online via Zoom. To enjoy the full experience, be sure to join us in Zoom (on your computer or by phone) at 11:00 on Sunday mornings. Join our email list to receive our weekly Bulletin with the Zoom link and password!

 

June 6, 2021

Teresa Leary, Facilitator

“Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life”

This Sunday we will begin our Summer Sharing Series of roundtable-style services. This summer we will be exploring the Sources of our living tradition. These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. In part one of the discussions we do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify. 

Reflection Questions For This Sunday:

  • Have you ever experienced transcendent mystery and wonder? If so, how did it affect your spiritual journey?
  • How do you think a direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder moves us to a renewal of the spirit?
  • What are some examples of cultures that have confirmed such experiences? 
  • What does “renewal of spirit” mean to you?
  • How does your spiritual journey lead you to an openness to the forces which create and uphold life?

June 13, 2021

Rorry McCallister, Facilitator

“Shaped by Culture”

As we journey through Pride month many people think back on their own past. Join Rorry McCallister this Sunday as we discuss cultures that shape our past but do not define our futures. We’ll be continuing our Summer Sharing Series of roundtable-style services. These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. In part one of the discussions we do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify.

Reflection Questions For This Sunday:

  • What are some hardships your own culture faced that greatly impact your life?
  • How would you define your own culture and background? Are they the same or different?
  • What are your personal views towards your own community? Do you express “pride” with people of your own groups?

June 20, 2021

Judy Raymond, Facilitator

“Fathers Day”

This Sunday, we are continuing our Summer Sharing Series of roundtable-style services, but we’ll depart from the Sources to celebrate Fathers’ Day. These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. We do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify. Facilitator, Judy Raymond, will guide us through our service.

Reflection Questions For This Sunday:

  • For you, what’s the definition of a father?
  • Did you have a “father figure” but no biological or adoptive father?      Did it seem to matter to you, near as you can tell?
  • How does (or did) your father or father figure fit your definition of a father?
  • How do you think the image of “father” may have changed over the years?  A little?  A lot?  Not at all?
  • If you have (or had) a chance to say something to your father that you’ve never said but want (or wanted) to, what would it be?
  • Do you remember things your dad “always said?”  Do you have any quotable quotes you would like to share?

 

June 27, 2021

Belle Mendoza, Facilitator

Summer Solstice”

This Sunday, we are continuing our Summer Sharing Series of roundtable-style services, but we’ll depart from the Sources to celebrate the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year when the sun’s fire is at the peak of its power. When the fairies themselves are most active on this Midsummer day. These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. We do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify. Facilitator, Belle Mendoza, will guide us through our service.

Reflection Questions For This Sunday: 

  • What has your inner fire helped you accomplish this year? Recount some moments where you felt really connected to that part of yourself.
  • What peak moments have you experienced recently?
  • What have you accomplished this year that you feel really proud of? Is there something that required you to work super hard to complete?
  • Is there something you know you need to let go of and that’s making you feel sad? Or scared? Or uncomfortable? What has completed its purpose and now you’re so ready to move on from?
  • What would change about your life if you just let that go?