Boy, do we need the spring to arrive after this winter! In our vesper service we will focus on the renewal that spring brings, not just to the earth, but to our lives. Beautiful music will be provided by harpist Dorothy Sonnichsen. Vespers is a quiet service of readings, sharing, candle lighting, mediation and music. The service lasts about 45 minutes and is the perfect way to end a busy day. You are welcome to bring a poem or other reading that reminds you of spring to share with others. The service will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello with assistance from Bryan Elwood, our Field Ed. Student.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Thousands of years ago the tradition of observing the Sabbath was created. Some consider it one of the greatest contributions to civilization. The practice of observing the Sabbath created a rhythm between work and rest which seems nearly lost in our modern society. That loss comes at a price to our bodies and our souls. The sermon by our minister, the Rev. Tom Rosiello, will focus on restoring Sabbath time in your life. Music at both services will be provided by Ellen Oak with Nick Warseck at the piano. Our Adult Choir will also sing at the 11 AM service.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
On this day when Spring begins, we will celebrate our connection to the earth. We will be joined by folks from the United Native American Cultural Center, who will contribute music and ritual from their tradition to our service. There will be wonderful drumming and we will begin the service with the traditional Native American ritual of calling out the four directions. We will join together in singing chants from the Native American tradition, as well as other beautiful songs which remind us of our connection to the earth. Our Adult Choir will sing an anthem entitled, "The Earth is Tired," and with the help of members of the Green Church Task Force, we will explore the things we are doing to save our tired planet. Worship will be led by Rev. Tom Rosiello with assistance from our Field Ed. Student, Bryan Elwood.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
We have something very special at this church. We might describe our church as being "spirit filled." Today we are going to explore this aspect of our church. Sometimes folks say that they consider themselves, "spiritual but not religious." What does that mean and is that a correct way to describe our church? As we journey together in the spirit, we will enjoy wonderful "spirit-filled music" at both services under the direction of Ellen Oak. Our Director of Religious Education, Michelle Cote, will provide the Message for All Ages