In ancient Egyptian religious culture, it was believed that in the afterlife, a person would stand before a divine tribunal, declare their proof of a virtuous life, and therefore be worthy of acceptance into paradise. The acts of the "negative confession" or "declaration of innocence" stood as the moral and ethical framework for society, as well as a guide for a faithful life. The confession included: "I have made no one weep," "I have terrorized no one," and "I have not been a stirrer up of strife." What frames our pillars of a faithful life? Led by Rev. Rebekah Savage.
Special music by guests Andrea Vercoe, violin, and Jon Seligman, percussion. Justin Furnia on piano.
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, all ages* join in worship in the Sanctuary for the "First Fifteen" minutes, after which those in pre-K through 5th grade follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of pre-K through 3rd grade are asked to sign their children out from classes promptly at the end of worship; children in 4th grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants—3-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33.