Sunday, September 1 – 10 a.m. — Prayer: What does it mean to you? — Maureen Lawlor
Meister Eckhart once said, “if the only prayer you say in your entire lifetime is thank you, it will be enough.” What do you have to say about prayer? Please join us for this interactive service. Feel free to bring and share your favorite prayer, and let’s explore together our thoughts about prayer.
Sunday, September 8 – 10 a.m. — Gathering of the Waters
Each year at summer’s end, we come together again as one community – infants and sages, and all ages in between. We celebrate our coming together, our ingathering, with the ritual of mingling the waters. You are invited to bring water from your experiences and share what that water means to you. Let it symbolize the offering of your unique experience to our common pool.
An All-fellowship potluck will follow the service. Take your already-prepared potluck item to the kitchen before the service. As always, assistance with setup, receiving items and cleanup would be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, September 15 – 10 a.m. — My Spiritual Journey — Rev. Anthony Johnson
It is a long way from Mississippi to Chicago to Bayside. Our new minister, Anthony Johnson, will share his unique and vibrant spiritual journey as we welcome him to his first public sermon.
Services at 9 and 11 a.m. resume on September 22
September 22 – 9 and 11 a.m. — Multicultural Transformation — Jonipher Kwong
In a polarized society where differences divide rather than unite us, what is a faithful response to building beloved community? What does multicultural transformation mean, and what might it look like? How can we foster inclusion and equity by both increasing our intercultural competency and practicing cultural humility? What tools can we use to dismantle white supremacy culture and curb micro-aggressions?
Sunday, September 29 – 9 and 11 a.m. — Democracy vs. Republic — Rev. Anthony Johnson
It is true that the word democracy is nowhere to be found in our Constitution or in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, we refer to our government as a democracy. As it turns out, our founders actually feared democratic rule. They preferred the word “republic.” This sermon will share insights about the differences between the two.