Mystery: The practice of embracing life with humility and awe.
“The opposite of knowledge isn’t always ignorance. It can be wonder. Or mystery. Possibility. And in my life, I’ve found it’s the things I don’t know that have lifted me up and pushed me forwards, much more than the things I do know.” Pico Iyer
This is a season of mystery and wonder. Of the marvelous and the ordinary. A time for celebration and exploration. So much to do, so much to share, so much to experience. For me, it is also a time for quiet, to ponder meaning, to commune with nature, to look back and remember, to look forward and anticipate. A time to enter into the mystery and emerge with vigor and new perceptions.
Take care of yourself this season. Find time for the mysterious, for wonder and awe, for possibilities.
Vicki Merriam, Director of Religious Education
RE Calendar – December
2 – “KidSpace” – Hanukkah begins Sunday night so we’ll celebrate this festival of light by lighting a menorah, making Stars of David decorations, playing dreidel and more.
9 – “KidSpace” – We’ll make simple holiday decorations, paper chains to deck our hall and frost cookies for the social next week.
16 – “Winter Festivals” – whole congregation worship. We’ll celebrate the season by lighting the menorah, Advent wreath, sun candle, and Kinara with song and story. Sunday social follows. Join us downstairs for holiday treats and latkes. We’ll have a special visitor and Molly will lead us in a carol sing.
23 – “KidSpace” – Solstice celebration. We’ll make Yule decorations with evergreens to celebrate the return of the light and bring good luck in the coming year.
24 – “Mystery and Wonder”, Christmas Eve Worship for all at 6:00 PM. Music, story, pageant, and candle lighting in the spirit of Christmas.
30 – “Pot Pourri” – whole congregation worship.