JANUARY SERVICES

2018

 

Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m                                    Jane Cowan

Welcome 2018!

Join us the morning of New Year's Eve for a worship service dedicated to welcoming the New Year.  Service will include a Meditation, a talk on Buddhism, and a Puja Ceremony.  Let go of what no longer serves you and ask for what you would like to bring in!

Coordinator: Harry Shair

Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m.                            Tricia Larkin

Wealth Without Work

Board Theme of Ghandi’s Seven Social Sins continued with input from RE as our themes coincide.                          

Coordinator: Des Shaw

                

Jan. 14,  10:30 a.m                       Rev. Dawn Sangrey

A Stone of Hope

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We shall hew out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”  On this weekend as we observe his birthday, let us celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and look to the future. It is tempting to despair in these dark times. King’s metaphor suggests effort and struggle. What will lead us toward hope today?

Coordinator: Rob Young

 

Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.                        Rhonda Fleisher

Reflections on Social Causes

 In these times, many of us feel the calling to engage more in social causes. Is that impulse to help enough? When are we helping without perpetuating cycles of injustice? Is selfless service possible? How can we sustain meaningful service and community engagement without finding ourselves drained and discouraged?  Rhonda Fleischer will share her reflections and experiences on this timely topic, based on a lifetime commitment to human service both domestically and in Africa. Her personal journey has involved traveling across continents, working with runaway and homeless youth, managing large, multi-service organizations, helping refugees from throughout Africa prepare to resettle in the U.S, and empowering young girls right here in Rockland County. Together, we’ll explore how we can cultivate a spiritual and practical approach to service that brings benefit in an imperfect world                              

Coordinator: Leslie d’Oronzio

 

Jan. 28,  10:30 a.m.                     Rev. Dawn Sangrey

Listening Is a Spiritual Practice

Really listening is different from what we usually do, and it can be learned (that is, practiced).  As we listen to each other deeply and share with each other honestly, we find our common experience, our shared humanity. Deep listening blurs the boundary between the sacred and the secular, between the holy and the ordinary. Miracles can happen when we listen deeply to each other.

Coordinator: Jane Cowan