Didi’s Collage Meditations We continue looking at great stay-at-home worship arts ideas, this time with longtime community member, artist and archivist Didi Graves, who generously shared her collage process. “I started making paper collages in May of 2018. In one way or another as an artist I have been making assembled pieces for many years,…

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5 Element Taiji James Tierney teaches in our Youth Program often, and recently shared with us his special unit on 5 Elements Taiji.  Check this out, it’s not just for kids, though; the very brief format and imagery makes it easy for adults to learn, too. “The point of the movement is to help us…

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Three Minutes of Bliss If you saw our Easter Service video, you enjoyed the 3 minute meditation featuring the sounds of bells and bowls, played by Andrea Cariño.  For our first Worship Arts blog, we’re offering that piece here, too. Come back to it any time you need a pause.   A long time church…

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During this time of change we are creating a program for our families.  For now, we have a small lesson on Affirmations for the Children’s Church.  Please enjoy the lesson and activity, also take a look at the printable affirmations and the Sing-a-long video. In the coming weeks we will be adding more lessons.  …

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“The practices of Ramadan  — the practices of fasting, and feasting,  and reflection — help us build on that capacity to receive and to respond to this invitation of love, from Allah.” Today’s online worship service features special guest speaker Bahiyya Ann Holmes Redding.  Ann is a former Episcopal priest, now practicing Muslim teacher, writer,…

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“Are you having prophetic dreams?  And are there synchronicities that are showing up in your life, that you may not have seen or noticed before?” Rev. Karen turns our attention toward Earth Day, and what it means in this very special year.  Our stay-home restrictions have created a necessary rest for us, and for nature,…

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  “There’s a quietness that didn’t exist before. Have you noticed?” Easter comes in an entirely new way this year, and Rev. Karen leads a virtual tribe into a multi-modal, exuberant, and varied virtual Easter worship experience.  She frames this year as a collective shamanic journey, which offers spiritual wisdom that we are collectively poised…

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“We’re kind of in a marathon and we’re only in the middle of it.” This week Rev. Karen leads us in celebrating Palm Sunday, but in a different way.  The traditional story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem offers interesting lessons about the Power of Strength, in negotiating the challenges of great spiritual undertakings.  Rev. Karen…

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“I think first we have to take a step back and acknowledge that there is a collective grief that is circling the planet right now.” Today, Rev. Karen explores our collective grief, referencing work from founder of grief.com David Kessler, as well as astrologist Laurence Hillman.  Grief can be an invitation to explore the dark…

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