Sunday Service
Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

Sunday Service

This Sunday we continue our Advent exploration of Thresholds with Luke's story of Angel Gabriel's visit with Mary and Mary's visit with Elizabeth.  There are thresholds galore in this story- from the threshold spiritual experience of an Angelic visitation, to Elizabeth's hospitality and joy as she invites Mary across the threshold of her home, to Mary getting back to her Jewish roots with "Miriam's song" as she boldly faces thresholds of pregnancy and calling. Join us this Sunday as "We stand at the threshold in the house of our God"  (Psalm 84:10).  We invite you to bring your Threshold photos for our Advent display, and to pause at our Sanctuary threshold to receive a blessing as you prepare for worship. Looking forward to seeing you on the threshold! -Rev. Jeanne 

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Healing Circle
Jan
28
7:15 PM19:15

Healing Circle

The UCH Healing Circle is a group people who gather together in our sanctuary one evening a month January through November to direct God’s healing energy (Love) to those whose names are entered into the Circle.  A breath centered meditation is used to calm, relax, and center ourselves in preparation for this directed healing practice.  The Healing Circle is open to anyone; the only requirement is being open to the possibilities that God has available to us.

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Sunday Service
Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

Sunday Service

This Sunday we continue our Advent 2 exploration of Thresholds. Last week we encountered the Jewish Priest, Zechariah who had his once in a lifetime chance to enter the threshold of the Inner Sanctum of the temple (where instead: he has a lifechanging conversation with Archangel Gabriel). This week we encounter his son, John the Baptist who is preaching in the wilderness (a threshold place). And who uses a the traditional Ancient Near Eastern practice of winnowing on the threshing floor (part of which was called the threshold) to talk about the work of the Holy Spirit and transformative possibility that Jesus will bring when he comes as the Messiah. Threshing floors were mysterious places in Jewish history and storytelling. They were places of mourning, divination, Angel appearances, and encounters with the Holy. (In fact, the Jewish temple of Solomon was actually built on a threshing floor!)  Join us this Sunday as we explore the liminal spaces of thresholds, and threshing floors and talk about what it means to embrace this powerful message of winnowing and Holy Spirit fire in our work as Beloved Community. I look forward to seeing you on the threshold! -Rev. Jeanne

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Soothing Sanctuary
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Soothing Sanctuary

Please join us each month in taking time to step away from the chaos of every day and just be in an atmosphere of light music and quiet time. This is a non directed service where each participant prays, reflects, listens, breathes and rests in the presence of that which is holy for them. All are invited, be you Christian, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, unaffiliated, and non-believer to pray or just be in your own way. You may come and go as you please. We begin with music and end when the music stops. All are welcome.

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Sunday Service
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

Sunday Service

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. The word Advent comes from the Latin Adventus (Translated from the Greek: Parousia) which means "appearance or coming."  As Jan Richardson rightly suggests, "Advent is a Threshold." It is a threshold where  "We stand In the presence of our God" (Psalm 84) and prepare ourselves for the paradoxical calling of waiting and preparing to give birth to the light of Christ on Christmas, while noticing the millions of ways "Emmanuel God With Us" is already here. Join us during this liturgically rich Advent for an exploration of Light, Darkness, Waiting, Pondering, and Thresholds. Don't forget to bring your Threshold photos for our Advent reflection board, or to pause and receive an Advent blessing on our sanctuary threshold as you come in for worship. We look forward to giving birth of the light of Christ with you! -Rev. Jeanne 

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