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Upcoming Sermons & Services

September Worship Theme - Growth

First Service at 9:00 a.m.
Middle Hour Enrichment at 10:15 a.m.
Second Service at 11:15 a.m.

From Fragility to Strength...and Back Again

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Sunday, September 23 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Rev. Strauss will consider the ways in which fragility and strength define us—as individuals, and as a religious community. How do we grow to appreciate both our strength and our fragility? What are the sources of these precious dynamics of life and love and service? We will celebrate our Stones of Forgiveness ritual in honor of the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur.
 
Special music by 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.
 

Blooming in the Dark

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Sunday, September 30 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

The list of night-blooming flowers is enchanting. Certainly you have seen one or two—night-blooming jasmine; moonflower; evening primrose; tropical morning glory; the chocolate daisy; and my favorite, Queen of the Night! How do you grow in the nighttime? With children we sometimes see in the morning how they have grown overnight! Do your dreams advance your nighttime growth? Do we welcome the dark, or fear it? How might we live more fully into the possibilities of the night? Of the dark? 
 
The Adult Choir will sing. Special music by Susan Brandt, flute. 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.

 

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