Sunday, December 20, 2020: People Look East

People look east, the time is near
For the crowning of the year
Make your house fair as you are able
Strike the harp and set the table

In these dark times, there will be singing. In the darkest time of a dark year, we will gather to light a candle and look forward to the return of light. Lisa deGruyter will lead a service honoring ancient traditions.

Please Join us for Worship.

We are forgoing meeting in person during the coronavirus epidemic, meeting on Zoom. We share music, readings, and hymns on our usual presentation slides, have a story and a talk, and share joys and sorrows, as well as a virtual “coffee hour” discussion starting at 10:30, with the service at 11. If you prefer not to be seen, video is optional. If you would like to participate, please email westforkuu@gmail.com for details and a link, or for help with using ZOOM.

If you are a regular attendee, we have added you to our Google Group if we had an email address. If you have not gotten a group email already, please email westforkuu@gmail.com so that we can add you to the group, which we will be using for staying in touch with each other during this time. Public announcements will continue to be posted here on the website and on our Facebook page and Twitter account, as usual.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Happy Hanukkah

Tonight starts the celebration of Hanukkah. From Chabad.org, “Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple” Read More here.

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Light When It’s Dark by Tzvi Freeman

The Hanukkah-Christmas convergence couldn’t be more symbolic of the light we must embrace – The Washington Post

“And now is a good time to live up to that promise, to light a candle in the darkness.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-hanukkah-christmas-convergence-couldnt-be-more-symbolic-of-the-light-we-must-embrace/2016/12/22/00e05a58-c866-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.96b585179472
I really enjoyed this article and hope you do too. Let the light within us all shine brightly. 

Namaste, 

Cricket 

Sunday 21 December 2014: Season of Light

For millennia, in the depths of the darkness of winter, people have celebrated the return of the light. This year, the news is full of darkness – many wrongs against our first principle, the worth and dignity of every person. Many of us are tempted to despair.

Bring a candle, your hopes and fears, and one step you can take to right a wrong, to share or to contemplate silently, and we will celebrate hope and the inevitable return of the light.

We would love to have you come celebrate and worship with us.  Please join us  at the Progressive Women’s Association in downtown Clarksburg, WV on December 21, 2014 at 11 am.

Children are welcome.  There will be an activity for children during the service, and a coffee hour afterwards.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map (The building is behind the Harrison County courthouse; you can park in the PWA parking on the 2nd Street side or the Chase bank parking on the west side of the building.)