Bring your pet to worship for a special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi!
To ensure that we have a save environment for all humans and animals, your pet must be on a leash or contained in an appropriate way. If your beloved animal companion does not "play well" with others, please leave him or her at home and bring a photo instead. You will be able to bring your photo forward during the blessing, and a minister will pray for your pet in absentia. Thank you for your consideration.
A snack pot luck outside will follow worship.Please bring a human finger food to share with members, friends and visitor along with those just passing by.
Welcome to Sophia’s Garden
We are observing the month
of October as a Season of Creation. There is a garden, lovingly prepared by our Liturgical Arts Ministry Team, in front of the altar in our sanctuary. Before worship, from 10:45 – 11:00 am, any who desire may gather around the garden.
You are invited to go up and sit (on the floor or in one of the pews) in the chancel area. You can touch the soil and/or light a candle. As you do, you may offer prayers of blessing for the earth or express contrition for humankind’s bad stewardship of the earth or renew your personal commitment to care for our besieged and beautiful creation.
Celtic spirituality sees… “the goodness of earth and the belief that God’s dwelling-place is deep within creation.So to look to God is not to look away from life but to look more deeply into it.Together with its emphasis on the presence of God at the heart of creation, of God being the heartbeat of life, there is also a sense of the closeness, the personal immediacy of God to us, a closeness not only of God but the whole host of heaven, enfolding the earth and its people with love.” - J. Philip Newell
“God is the Life of the world and not merely some religious aspect of it.” - J. Philip Newell
Enter in and listen deeply to the heartbeat of God.
Our Mission Project for October
"We believe that the collective power of economic development, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability can empower small-scale farmers on the path to living incomes. When those components are multiplied by the positive impacts of gender equality and social capital, communities achieve greater resilience and a sustainable reduction in hunger and poverty."
This month we will be collecting funds to purchase goats.
Please support this mission project by placing your donation in the designated envelope.