An Update Regarding Sunday Services

 

March 14, 2020

Dear Friends and Members of Seattle Unity:

The Board of Trustees and staff at Seattle Unity have been in constant contact regarding the safety and health of our spiritual community.   

At this time, King County Public Health is recommending that all large gatherings be cancelled or postponed. In order to help keep our community
healthy and curb the spread of the virus, we have voted to cancel in-person gatherings and are currently researching avenues for an online connection.

All in-person activities at Seattle Unity are cancelled or moved online until further notice. We will provide you with weekly updates to keep you informed. In the spirit of this change you will most likely be invited into a Zoom call for prayer and support. Please let us know if this something you would
like to participate in.  For those not comfortable with online communications, we will be reaching out to you in other ways.

The Sunday service will be available through a podcast on Sunday afternoon. The service will be filmed, and depending on the quality, will be made available
to the congregation.  Please be patient as we fine tune our capabilities for an online presence.

I have found this poem to be a source of great comfort and wisdom during this time.

 

Pandemic

By Lynn Ungar

 What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now, 
on trying to make the world
different than it is. 
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.
 
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
 
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

 

Many have generously continued to support the ministry through donations which is deeply appreciated.  We have recently instituted text giving
at 206-350-8448. We are grateful for your continued support.

Thank you for continuing to hold one another, our Seattle Unity community, and our larger world in prayer. 

With blessings,

Karen and Diane

 


A PDF of the poem “Pandemic”