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? 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 community together.
This, the Sunday after Valentine's Day, we invite you to bring a poem or story to share in the spirit of love, friendship, and connection. Let's celebrate the many kinds of love in our lives. You are also invited to bring chocolate to share.
In October, I spoke about "paying it forward" as a spiritual practice, and gave out envelopes of cash with the invitation to use them and/or share them as you feel so called. In this follow up service, I'll share stories from the fall and we'll consider what it means for us to share the gifts of this congregation with others beyond our walls. And so I invite your stories - what did you do to "pay it forward," and/or what other opportunities have you taken to share an act of kindness or generosity with a loved one or a stranger? Please send your reflections to me at email@example.com and indicate whether you're comfortable with me sharing them - I can do this with or without naming you. I look forward to hearing from you!
An important question in our lives is not how we avoid community, it is how can we bring community into our lives delightfully.
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