Topic: Joy

Let Our Service Begin

The Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Is there an element of service in your life? In our congregation? In what ways do … read more.

Both Sides

There is a bittersweetness to all of our living, joy and sorrow mingled together. Joni Mitchell’s song “Both Sides Now” reminds us that by embracing the sorrow and loss as well as the joy and love, we can move past our illusions of life to … read more.

The Fire in Your Bowl 

The world around us (and sometimes within) needs more joy, more of us bringing light and life to every situation. As Howard Thurman famously said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world … read more.

Opening to Joy

This is a special service presented by several Commissioned Lay Ministers & Candidates across the Central East Region. They have crafted a service of readings, reflections and songs on how to harvest joy, even in the toughest of times. This service will be entirely on … read more.

Fox Steals the Dark

Our various religious holidays at this time of year are celebrations of the light. This Multigenerational Sunday, let us celebrate the dark. As we approach the Longest Night, let us linger with the healing message often found in the dark.

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Opening to Joy

This month our Soul Matters theme is joy. It is also the Hanukkah on the Jewish calendar. Join us for story and celebration for all ages as we consider how joy can catch us by surprise.

We hope to see you in person! Masks are … read more.