“Hope is the Thing with Feathers”

Poet Emily Dickinson says, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” In this Easter service, participants will be invited to count the blessings of springtime and open their hearts to the things that bring them hope even in these challenging times.

Our Earth is experiencing climate change. Our nation and the world are anxious and divided. Around the Earth human beings are still engaged in violence and war. Yet this is far from the first time humans have faced serious challenges, and by thoughtful, caring work, and with a great deal of amazing grace, our species has survived, thrived and learned new ways of being. So now is not the time for despair. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, now is the time for human beings to arise and become the creatures they have the positive potential to become.