Minister: Rev. Clare L. Petersberger
A Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Services

 Spiritual Theme:  What Does It Mean To Be People Of Abundance?

November 5

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Surely The Lord Is In This place---And I Did Not Know It!

Rev. Clare Petersberger and Joyce Duncan
The spiritual question for November is "What does it mean to be a people of abundance?"  Part of the answer is to be found in how we understand experiences of challenge, loss, and hardship.  What meaning does the concept of abundance have in such times?  Ancient wisdom points us toward a theological idea: grace.  This morning we look at abundance and grace in our own lives as well as how we serve as agents of grace in the lives of others.

November 12

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.


Remember That You Are This Universe And That This Universe Is You

Rev. Clare Petersberger, David Toia and Justina Wiggins and their families
This morning we have the honor of dedicating Greyson Toia in the 11:15 worahip service.  Joy Harjo's poem, "Remember," is one of the readings his parents chose (and it will be included in the first service too!)  Harjo's poem raises the question of what memories we want to pass on to our children as part of forming their identity.  What experiences with Grey (and other children in our congregation) do you expect they will remember?  Most of us hope for an abundance of caring relationships and sustaining memories.  And part of the mission of our congregation is to remember for us even when we are no longer here. 


November 19

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.


If It Moved, I Bowed To It

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Sheila Helgerson, and the residents of Earl's Place
When Jack Kornfield was a novice monk at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, he was instructed to bow to his elders. These included all in the community who had become monks before him--even if they were younger than he was and had become an official monk the day before!  At first, Kornfield resented this practice.  Then he realized that this practice helped him to find the abundance of life in everything around him.  He said, "If it moved, I bowed to it."  What would such a practice reveal in your own life?  On this Sunday following our annual People-to-People auction and preceding Thanksgiving, and as we launch our Earl's Place Adopt a Resident Holiday Gift Giving Program, we celebrate the relationship between gratitude and abundance. 

November 26

One Service At 10:30 a.m.

 To Be Announced