The Call of the Wild

  • April 26, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Online via Zoom

    Does humanity have a moral, ethical, or spiritual responsibility to save other species from extinction? Is it even possible to do so? This morning, we explore these questions through music and a remarkable, true story of a landmark North American conservation biology achievement.

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The Call To Earth Community

  • April 19, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Frances Deverell
  • Online via Zoom

    The earth is telling us something.  We are in the midst of a time of disruption.  The weaknesses in our systems are showing.  Will we have the resilience we need to weather the storm?  Will we be able to take advantage of the disruption to make change in our idea of an economy in relation to the earth?  I have hope we can move forward into the transition to a low carbon economy and a core value system based on Reverence For Life.

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Rise Up with Joy!

  • April 12, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Debra Thorne
  • Online via Zoom

    Who knew that this Easter we’d be reframing what it means to renew and grow? We are witnessing the rise of fear and the rise of kindness. There is also a joyous arising of new and creative social communities that respect and integrate in this time of social distancing. Some things are truly worth celebrating!

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The Meaning of this Time

  • April 5, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Debra Thorne
  • Online via Zoom

    Let’s dig down and reflect on the forces in the world that contribute to the experiences we are having today.  What is permanent and what is transient in our lives in this time of love and virus?

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The Idea of Wholeness, Born Out of the Spirit of Music

  • March 29, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Leah Hokanson and Wiley Fargen
  • Online via Zoom

    Drawing on the philosophy of quantum theorist, David Bohm, string theory, and the spirit of music, Wiley and Leah will explore the source of interdependence (our monthly theme); that source being a single, whole, undivided process.  The process itself is an unfolding of the order folded within itself, and which only becomes revealed as the order unfolds. In other words, reality is a whole, undivided, cosmic piece of music.

A New Kinda Normal

  • March 22, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Debra Thorne
  • How are you doing in this new kinda normal? There are times when change is coming at you so fast that, like the tight rope walker, all you can do is re-balance and re-balance and adjust. Our lives will never be the same again and some think that this is be a good thing. Right now though we are all in new territory, and trying to figure out how to respond or adjust to this new normal. This is what I know: courage, patience and generosity.

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Our Abundant Web

  • March 8, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Debra Thorne
  • The nature of the abundant web is to provide for the entire ecosystem.

    When one part of the system gives the other part receives and so there is enough for everyone and everything. This works in our individual lives, in our community, and in the earth’s eco system, when everyone and everything gives as is their ability.  Do you experience the abundant web in your life? Can we trust in the abundance in our community and beyond?

Fins, Pads and Wings: Animal Blessing Service

  • March 1, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rev. Debra Thorne and Sybil Birell
  • Our interdependent world includes beings with feathers, scales, hides, fur and skin. This service for all ages, celebrates the inter-connectedness of all creatures through story, creative activities and singing.  There will also be a ceremony of remembrance for the animals we have loved but are no longer alive. Please bring a picture or a drawing of your beloved pet.

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A More Just World

  • February 23, 2020
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Beth McLin
  • Everywhere, every day, people come into conflict with the law. What then though? How might we rethink our responses to conflict and make a shift toward approaches that will reduce harm, increase community, and create a more just world? This talk introduces some ways to rethink our views about justice.

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