Blessed Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah ushers in the beginning of the Jewish year and is a holiday that celebrates the creation of the world, something that’s reflected in its name, which means “head of the year” in Hebrew.” From Time

Here is a video from the acapela group The Maccabeats

Blessings of peace for the New Year to all of our Jewish friends and family.

Namaste,

Cricket

 

 

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Prelude: “Beauty in You” by Meg Barnhouse

 

Welcome: Wind, Water, Sun By Seth Carrier-Ladd

Chalice Lighting: The Pride Flame By Linda Lee Franson 

 Song: Gathered Here

Rainbow Principles:

Respect the importance of all beings.
Offer fair and kind treatment to all.
Yearn to learn throughout life.
Grow by exploring ideas and values together.
Believe in your ideas and act on them.
Insist on peace, freedom, and justice for all.
Value our interdependence with nature.

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Meditation on Peace

Rev. Kathleen Rolenz wrote Easter is Breaking about peace in our world.

Below is a guided medtiation on finding personal peace

In looking for things for this post John Lennon’s “Imagine came up multiple times, so I figured I should share it too.

May we find peace. May we bring peace. May we share peace.

Namaste,
Cricket

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Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. You can read the full story here.

It is a day of celebration. It is also a day to remember how lucky we are and how we need to help others in the world.  Christmas is a reminder for us to be a light in the world. 

I have included a devotion for today. 

Namaste, 

Cricket 

NOW THE WORK OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Affirmation

By Howard Thurman

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

 

Please note that this piece may not be used in any performance or distribution that involves compensation. 

Source: “The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations”

About the Author

  • Howard Thurman

    Author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.