Sometimes, when our hopes are obstructed and our intentions impeded, our real work is unveiled.
Speaker: Rev. Samuel Schaal
In a world of transience, what is permanent? What saves us and what does not? To what do we hold? From what do we let go?
Who are we? Where do we come from? In both our individual and family lives, how do we understand the events of our history? How have those events shaped who we are?
Are our lives merely the results of our particular history? Or is the nature of reality open to novelty, creatively advancing in new directions? What is the trajectory of our lives?
Join us for this annual service, which marks the births, deaths, and other significant “turnings” in the lives of the Emerson community during the year past.
Before Christmas comes, we encounter the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. This darkness can be nourishing, providing the soulful gifts of emptiness, expansiveness and expectation.
All Souls / Day of the Dead
In this special service honoring the memory of all those we have loved and lost, we contemplate the mystery of being born and having to die. What in our life is immortal?
Bring your animals (real and toy) to be blessed in an outdoor ceremony on the church’s north lawn! Guests are encouraged to bring pet supplies to be donated to Corridor Rescue, a non-profit street dog rescue organization.
We’re suspicious of the prosperity gospel that emphasizes individual wealth or health as a sacred value. With so much need in the world, how can we emphasize abundance for us? Do we live in a world of scarcity or abundance?
This week is Yom Kippur in the Jewish tradition, the holiest time of the year. It is a time of repentance and atonement. How might we open ourselves to humility and forgiveness?