We hear "nobody's perfect" often enough. We know it's as true for us as it is for our closest friends and family, just as it is equally true for all the people who make magazine covers and win awards and appear to have it all together. And yet we can sometimes fall into the trap of expecting perfection from ourselves, other people, or both, and inevitably being disappointed. Today we'll explore how to accept imperfection, lean into failure, and look for wisdom in our vulnerability and frailty.
A powerful, personal & heart wrenching story. Craig is a Native child who was placed in foster care then was adopted by a white family. He now works for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island as a professional speaker - Educating the public about native issues.
What does it mean to be part of serving and leadership in a congregation like ours? Is it a duty or obligation? A necessity for the congregation to function? Part of your spiritual practice? A chance to connect with others? A headache some days and a source of fun on others? At the beginning of a new calendar year, we'll reflect on what it means to serve with more grace and less frustration and burnout, and how we can nurture ourselves and one another as we continue to build a meaningful congregation together.
On the first Sunday of the new year we will be using flash paper and burn it (it is perfectly safe). Thus, the name fire communion. This is a multi-generational service, so the children will remain for the service. We will be setting intentions, healing, creating new beginnings, imagining new possibilities, and delivering our hopes.
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