Our theme for December has been “mystery”, and what is more mysterious than the future? Sometimes it seems we have no control over that! Some create vision boards to help them focus on the outcomes they want to achieve. But science tells us that traditional vision boards can actually make us less likely to succeed because we may then passively wait for our dreams to come true. What’s more helpful is to visualize the work or the steps involved in bringing about success. Join us this morning for an inter generational workshop where you envision not only your goals for the New Year, but how you might attain them. There will be magazines and other paper resources, art supplies, and poster board set up at stations. If you have supplies you don’t mind sharing, contact Shawn. We will also sing, share joys and concerns, and move together as we acknowledge the changing of the year and look to the future.
On this holy night in the Christian tradition, a family traveled many miles to reach a land where they would be safe. During this Christmas Eve service, we will explore the similarities of immigrants then and immigrants today and how we can offer aid to those today when there’s no room in the Inn. Peak Performers, our Mission Peak choir, will perform.
In times of old, pagans and other cultures rejoiced at the coming of Winter Solstice and celebrated the Goddess Moon energy. It was an appreciation of the shortest day of the year and the recognition and celebration that the days would once again lengthen. During this Yule service, we will learn about the mystery and sacredness of the return of the Sun during these long winter months.
It’s that time of year again where our children and youth will share their talents with us in a holiday pageant. Please come celebrate with our incredible young people as they present their version of the Nativity Story,
If God did come down to Earth, if there was a God, would they look like us? Do we actually see God in each other? If not, how can we see the Divine in every human being? This month Mystery is our theme and we will explore how Divine and Holy Entities have given hope and faith to so many in times of need, how it has failed, and why humans search for a Divine Presence in their lives.
In my younger days I was perplexed by the mystery of whether the many species of life originated by evolution, as my school books said, or by separate creation, as my church said. This led me to the mystery of how one answers such a question. In tackling those two mysteries, I realize I was choosing between two world views. I was choosing the possibility of advancement instead of idealization of the past; I was choosing progressive change instead of quick fixes; I was choosing the ability of any individual to learn and con-tribute, instead of submitting to authority. And I have found grandeur in this view of life.