When we “swallow a storm” in our lives — when we hit rough times, get overwhelmed or find ourselves with more than we can handle — it can bring us down or leave us tired. How might we regain our spirits and raise our sights? … read more.
“I am large” Walt Whitman wrote, “I contain multitudes.” We, humans, are multifaceted beings. Yet from the time we are small we receive messages telling us who and how we are supposed to be. What about the rest of us? As we explore the theme of integrity this month, let’s talk about what it might mean to embrace all the parts of who we are.
That’s the title of a sermon Martin Luther King preached in 1957. And an ever-recurring question for our day. Where do we go from here, in a country so divided along ideological lines, still so conflicted around race? What might we do to move toward a vision that is unified and hopeful? And what might be our part, yours and mine, in helping make those dreams come true?
Reading ‘Thanks, Robert Frost’ by David Ray
I walked by the window of a bookstore and saw something that made me stop short. There, at the front of the display case was Marie Kondo’s bestselling book: The life-changing magic of tidying up.
And, there, perched … read more.
Two Services 9am & 11am
First Day of Winter Trimester
All RE in age-based classrooms at 9am
K/1 OWL Parent/Child class 9-11:30am
The politics of climate action are entrenched and complicated, and we are just beginning to understand how
the way we live has come to threaten life on earth. Together we will take a look at the awesome impact her example
has had worldwide, and explore … read more.
In this evening filled with candlelight, story and song, we touch an ancient mystery: the humble birth of new hope, new love, and new light into the world. All are welcome: friends, neighbors and family are invited as we bring the Christmas spirit into our … read more.
Join us for this year’s all-ages Christmas pageant, as Westminster children and youth bring to life a unique retelling of the Christmas story entitled “The Last Straw”. A reluctant camel is tasked with bringing gifts to the newborn Jesus, but can he make the long … read more.
First Reading from “Make Time for Awe” By Kathleen Vohs
Awe is quite threatening in certain ways, and something that is challenging and unwelcome can border on fear….The experience of awe is one where you are temporarily off-kilter in terms of your understanding of the … read more.
Reading: Grounded – Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution, by Diana Butler Bass
“In the twentieth century, Jewish theologian Martin Buber explained that most arenas of human activity –politics, economics, and education– actually alienate us, because they treat human beings as objects. … read more.