We wrap up this 1st month of the year this week. We released what we no longer need during the Burning Bowl Ceremony. We accepted a new name on the White Stone. We have a new annual theme “Building Community” and affirm “I am a child of God, and I belong”. A part of my ministerial vow is to accept others as they are including myself. I bring this up because sometimes we forget to accept ourselves for who we truly are, a child of God. Sometimes it is hard to know exactly where we fit in in the big picture of the world. Let’s take a closer look.
Speaker: Rev. Michael Everett Davis
Ed and I attended the Parlement of World Religions in August Thousands of folks from various faith traditions are gathered here celebrating diversity, and demonstrating how we can all live and pray side by side. The theme for this Parliament is A Call to Conscious: Defending Freedom and Human Rights. This may sound ratical. I'll Quote Marriane Williamson from when she spoke this week "Religion is radical". Take a look at the Gurus, the Luminaries that our faith traditions have built upon: Abraham, Jesus, Budha, Muhammad, Guru Nanak(Sikh), contemporaries, Baháʼu'lláh (Bahai), Phineas P. Quimby (New Thougt), and the founders of the Neo Paganism movement, as well as the ancient beliefs in Hinduism, the African, and Indigenous Spiritual beliefs. These all teach a connection to the Divine, love, and taking care of one another.
Sunday, I will be sharing my experience of this week and how we can raise our own consciousness and bring light into our world.
Rev. Edward Trout
When looking around our homes, we will find things we use and need. We may also find things we hold onto out of habit or out of fear of lack. This can be true of our material assets, but also true of the things we hold onto emotionally and spiritually. Let’s talk about that this Sunday.