Speaker: Rev. Samuel Schaal

Living Our Stories

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?


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.

Life, Death and Immortality

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?

Blessing of the Animals

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.

What Does Abundance Mean?

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?

A Time for Turning

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?