Each river, mountain, flower and tree
Are part of life’s rich tapestry
All sharing in our joyous celebration
But nature we can never own
The earth is only ours on loan
In ancient times a woman from the streets of Bethany, emboldened by faith and gratitude, came into Jesus’ presence carrying a jar of fragrant nard.read more
Let our community not be a circle with people
inside the circle who feel part of the club and
those outside the circle who feel excluded.
Our Goodness, which is in compassion,
We revere your vision.
May we support your ways
In common deeds
As we do in our highest ideals.
Clearing lifetimes of Karma
through my heart
a portal of healing
draws us into love
beyond our fears
Presider: God be with you
People: And also with you
Presider: Open your hearts
People: We open our hearts to God
I believe in God.
(Except when I don’t.)
When others tell me who God is,
I’m believing not so much.
When I kiss my daughters goodnight,
my belief is overwhelming.
Religion is no more -
With doctrine, creed
And narrowness of heart.
All are invited to the communion table were we celebrate Jesus’ understanding of life and death. He broke the bread, symbolizing that all of life comes to us in broken pieces. Some waste their lives cursing the brokenness. Jesus wanted his disciples to know that by embracing the brokenness, we find ourselves more fully alive.read more
Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
In this New Year, let us lift our vision of what we can do and what we can achieve:read more
By faith, Mary let go of fear, and engendered a mothering Godread more
We crouch with Mary on the straw of our messy lives
letting go of everything but this moment.
Born to a poor uneducated carpenter and his partner
All: Jesus was one with oppressed humankind