We are in the midst of the Jewish High holidays, which began with the first day of Rosh Hashanah on September 18 and closes with Yom Kippur, which begins before sundown today and ends after nightfall tomorrow. In the Jewish calendar it is a time of turning, and of new beginnings. This holiday has much
Join us for our annual spring brunch! We’ll start the morning right with breakfast and some amazing jazz from our One World Band followed by an inspiring talk by Rev. Melanie. Our brunches are some of our favorite services. Come and find out why as you get a chance to experience this truly warm and
Combining sacred sound with an entertaining and inspiring talk, Jeanie explores how we can know and experience the light within ourselves. Enjoy Jeanie’s wisdom, humor, insights, and extraordinary skill in creating a wonderful sound experience!
From November through January, religions around the world celebrate lights and the return of the light in various ways. In Rev. Melanie’s talk “A New Life”, she discusses the different faith traditions’ light celebrations at this time of year and what they mean to us individually and personally.
Enjoy this playlist of music celebrating winter solstice, also known as Yule. Notice how many of the songs have been adapted between the pagan and Christian faiths and how similar the messages are between the two. At the time when pagans are celebrating the rebirth of the “sun” and the light returning, Christians celebrate the birth of the “Son of God” who they say came to light the way.
Although much is known about Christianity in American culture and globally, pagan holidays and beliefs are often not well understood and even misunderstood. However, both pagan and Christian traditions are intended to light the way of a life of peace, love and joy.