#WeekendPlans: “Healing the Spirit,” w/ Rev. Bollinger

Dear friends, please join us over Zoom this Sunday, September 19, 2021, when we gather virtually, to be comforted by the words of Guest Minister, Rev. Dagmar Bollinger. Her service is entitled, “Healing the Spirit.” See what comes to mind for you, listen to other experiences and offer your reflections during our sharing time. Fellowship begins at 10:30, Worship Service at 11:00 am.

Painting by Theresa Gallipoli

#WeekendPlans: “Comfort, Healing & Serenity” w/Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly

Join us Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, over Zoom, for our service with Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly. The theme is “Comfort, Healing and Serenity.” She will explore the these pertinent themes during our time together.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 am, Fellowship at 10:30 am, and Worship at 11:00 am. Zoom link will be provided over email to church members and their contacts.

Cool colors of water with a cloudy, mountain scene

#WeekendPlans: 12/6 Guest Minister Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, via Zoom

Please join us over Zoom, for fellowship (10:30 am) and Worship (11:00 am) this Sunday, December 6, 2020, with Guest Minister Rev. Jonathan Mitchell. This Sunday is Peace Sunday, in our Advent sequence. We will be having Communion, so have some bread and wine or juice to partake from, at home.

The theme for this Sunday, is: On the Way Home

The Advent story describes a journey to Bethlehem, for Joseph and Mary, a journey to their ancestral home. Traveling has become problematic in 2020, hence our online travel to worship this Sunday. All the more reason to undertake the spiritual journey to our ultimate home in heaven, the place where we most fit in, the place where we most deeply understand each other.

Bethlehem in Hebrew means the “House of Bread.” For Swedenborg, Bethlehem corresponds to the “Spiritual of the Celestial.” In, I hope, more accessible language, the spiritual journey to Bethlehem moves us into a deeply intuitive and compassionate understanding of our fellow humans.

In the midst of a year of fire, flood, conflict and pestilence, the Lord calls us to compassion and healing. Join us this Sunday as we help each other on the way home. ~ Rev. Mitchell