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Carolyn’s Quilts I’ve enjoyed Carolyn’s beautiful, classically trained voice for several years, and only just learned that she’s also a quilter.  We see Carolyn regularly now in Zoom Fellowship, and got peeks at some of her masterful work. From Carolyn: I started getting interested in art quilts about 10 years ago and it’s become quite…

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Bonnie’s Refrigerator Magnet Travelog I’ve known Bonnie Pasek as a multi-modal artist and crucial volunteer for anything and everything at the church that needs doing.  She’s smart, warm, creative, open to wonder, and a brilliant conversationalist — the perfect travel companion. Here’s just one of her Covid projects, which she’s been sharing on her Facebook…

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Call for Feedback! Worship Arts Director Erin McGaughan is looking for your input, as we plan (and budget) for the future. Hello church family I need your feedback and ideas! Any feedback is welcome, but here are some brain-storm starters: What elements of the Sunday services have really been working great this summer, as we’ve…

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Chants On Demand 2 This is the second installation in our series pulling from our archive of meditative chant recordings.  (also check out Chants on Demand 1) While I know chanting at home isn’t the same as chanting together in a group, I encourage you to give it a try.  In addition to the meditative…

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Chants On Demand During this time of social distancing, chanting together is one of the things I miss most.  A congregant recently asked about a particular meditative chant, Sa Ta Na Ma, which inspired me to post this page with a bunch of different meditative chant recordings from our archives. I encourage you to see…

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Elaine’s Call to Writers Elaine Roe leads our Writer’s Group, and invites you to join in, too. Email her at laneyroe@hotmail.com to get the Zoom entry info. At left is Elaine with her (now grown) son.  Below, Elaine describes a bit about how her writing and spirituality weave through her life’s her passions. “I enjoy…

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Meditations On Demand The Unity movement has a long tradition of meditation practice as a core spiritual tool. Currently, Seattle Unity congregant Laura Hebert leads an early Zoom meditation at 9. a.m. every Sunday.  If you’d like to access recordings of these meditations, like this one, she generously creates and posts these on our Seattle…

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Kiraya manifests Divine Creativity I first met Kiraya Kestin Langberg through choir music, but later learned about her lifetime of multi-modal creative output, through fashion, jewelry, painting, music, gardening, and the art of family. She tells me her name Kiraya has a Native American origin, meaning “Flying Rays of the Sun” or “One who Creates.”…

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Lyn’s Songwriting Process Long time attendee and chaplain current chaplain Lyn McKay has been weaving her music and songwriting into her spirituality for many years.  Here’s a song she shared recently, and the story behind it. “During one of my meditations the mantra came to me to breathe in Spirit and breathe out love.  That…

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Casey’s Eye on the City If you’re lucky enough to see his posts on Facebook, you already know Casey Longacre as a sort of philosopher/photographer. He gave me permission to post some samples of his city walks during this strange time, simultaneously his retirement, springtime, and COVID-19.   March 4th “The light bounced off the…

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