Sunday Services

Sunday, January 7 – 11 a.m. – Liberating Love – Josh Charles and Margy Emerson

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

In small groups, using our deep listening guidelines, we will discuss liberating love. The following questions are offered as possible springboards for conversation: Do you have a practice that cultivates love toward yourself and others? How can love generate anger, and how can anger be used in the service of love? Have you ever been transformed by someone’s unconditional love for you, and has your love transformed someone?

As always with small groups, the underlying topic is deep listening, one of the truest forms of love.

Sunday, January 14 – 11 a.m. – Ingathering and Potluck

Our Fellowship has grown! Let’s take time to celebrate the new faces we have been seeing and friends we have been making. Led by the Membership Committee, our time together will center on our most recent members by welcoming them into the congregation and remembering our covenant. Please bring a favorite dish to share for potluck afterward.

Sunday, January 21 – 11 a.m. – Transforming through Sacred Medicine – Marissa Celeste, Danielle Daniel

Better access to sacred plant medicines is giving us new tools to navigate our increasingly complex modern world. Guest speaker Marissa Celeste will discuss how she is engaging with ancient traditions and how passing this gateway can affect our lives in the best way. Guest speaker Danielle Daniel will share about her work locally to decriminalize these medicines leading to safer access to them for everyone.

January 28 – 11 a.m. – Stone Soup Sunday – Amy Day

Join us for this multigenerational celebration of community and all the gifts we each bring to the collective. In partnership with Arcata House, we will use a portion of our time to prepare meals for those experiencing homelessness in our region. We will send them off with a burbling and delicious pot of “stone soup” made from the ingredients that we bring forth. Bring an offering of chopped vegetables – from your own garden, farm-share, or your neighborhood produce section – to contribute to this sacred and communal feast. We will share stories and songs and sit down to break bread together. Let service be our prayer.