October 29 – Rev. Rebekah Benner "Remembrance Sunday"
Join us for ritual and meditation honoring the turning of the Wheel to the dark time of the year. The Celtic Sabbath of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), meaning "summer's end," and familiarly known as Hallowe'en and All Hallow's Mass, is the beginning of the new year for those who follow an Earth-Centered spiritual path, our UU Sixth Source of Spirituality.
This is the time when the veil is thinnest between the world of the living and the realm of the ancient ones, and we honor those who have passed on before us. For this service, you may bring a picture or memento of a loved one who has crossed the veil. Whether 2-legged, 4-legged, fish or fowl, there are those we love, whose memories we keep in our hearts. There will be a time of remembrance where you may speak about your loved one, if you wish.
November 5: Rev. Beth Marshall “Deep Pockets”
What do we do when we it seems there is nothing left? When the cupboards are empty and the the checkbook is overdrawn? When our pockets are empty save small bits of used tissue, that is time to go deeper, and then deeper still. This morning’s service explores those moments of creatively plumbing new depths of generosity.
November 12: Tom Beck “American Exceptionalism”
The Concept of American Exceptionalism may be more closely related to Unitarian Universalist philosophy than you might think.
November 19: Deb Kotte Chaney “Giving Thanks”
Considering gratitude in challenging times.
November 26: Kristina Spaude “Waiting for Advent”
Advent is a season in the Christian liturgical calendar that serves as a time of "expectant waiting," a time to make preparation for the coming child, celebrating Christ's arrival in the world. It's a time of preparing ourselves to be better as we wait for his return. Advent marks both the past and the future by inviting us to be wholly present. During this service we will explore together how our lives might benefit from practices that allow us to be wholly present.
Services begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp
Dress is casual.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Tuesday, November 21, 7 p.m.
St. Michael's Catholic Church
3430 St. Michaels Blvd., Canton
(NE Corner of Fulton and Whipple)
17 different religious institutions participating