This Sunday’s Service – Day of the Dead

November 1 Sunday Service 10:30 AM

Day of the Dead

Photo: John Curley

Many cultures believe that in the late fall the veil between this world and the next is very thin, creating a luminal space through which the spirits of our loved ones and ancestors who have died, can be felt. In this service, created and presented by SoulSong, we will hold among us the spirits of these loved ones and honor our deep feelings of love and loss. We will experience these feelings through poetry, music and creation of our own memorial altar to celebrate those we love and miss. Please bring a photo or an object which connects you to your loved one(s). Please note we will not have our customary Cares and Celebrations during this service.

We are off to a fabulous start to the year. And we have much to look forward to! In the background, the leaders of our church have been meeting about our governance, our administrative structure, and future planning. Usually we have one all-church meeting a year at the end of our fiscal year. With all the transitions we are going through, we feel that we should have a meeting earlier in the year as well. As we involve a new minister in our church, communication between all of us is imperative to make everything work out well. Please join us so that we can communicate what we have been talking about in meetings regarding our short- and long-term futures. I think it will be positive and forward-thinking. After the service on November 1st, please rejoin us in the sanctuary to discuss these issues in more detail. I look forward to meeting with you to hear your suggestions and opinions.

Brian Orr