Our Spiritual Discernment for 2016 is:
"Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth"
Read more here.
Honoring the Guest ~ Interfaith Worship Series
Exploring Diverse Faith and Spiritual Traditions
Sunday August 7th: "Vampire Empire" shared by Cherag Michael Bodhi Douglas and Neyzen Timothy P. Kinsella.
In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic.
The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here.
Messages, Music, Readings and Ritual for our Universal Worship services in 2016 will be focused upon the spiritual discernment of the year, Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth. Read more here.
Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. His most recent book, “Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom” is available for purchase during the social hour. See: www.jamalrahman.com, www.interfaithamigos.com.
Music to be announced
Our monthly community POTLUCK luncheon follows the morning worship. Please bring a prepared dish to share. Help with set-up and clean-up welcomed!
“A Service of Devotion
to our Lady Sophia"
Rev. Andrea Turner, priest of the Hagia Sophia Gnostic Church in Seattle, will join Rev. Karen Lindquist to offer a liturgical service devoted to the Eternal Feminine, recognized in the Gnostic tradition as Sophia, in the Christian tradition as Mary, and known in many other traditions under such names as: Kali, Kwan Yin, Isis.
Our spiritual discernment for the month of July
— as part of our year long exploration of Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth is: Design from patterns to details: By stepping back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go.
In the Gnostic tradition a particular place of importance is held for the Eternal Divine Feminine as part of the original transcendent spiritual unity of all Creation. As we design from patterns to details we can allow this original feminine presence to aid us in developing new and sustainable support systems that are life-affirming and creative.
Our fifth Sunday worship services in 2016 will be co-created with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller. Dates in 2016: January 31st, May 29th, July 31st, Ocober 30th.
Archival info from our services in 2016:
Sunday January 31st we celebrated the goddess Bridget and the return of spring!
Sunday May 29th we explored "Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent ~ Honoring the Resources of the Universe."