Spirit Play Story Thursday at 6:30pm for Children (and those young at heart)

Calling our young ones – and all others who love Spirit Play!  We’ll be sharing a Spirit Play story and gathering time via Zoom Thursday evening.  We’ll open with our Sunday rituals, including our joys and sorrows candles, and a storyteller will share a story.  What a beautiful way to end the day.  

PS Everyone is welcome to join us!  This is a great opportunity for our 9:15 class, 11:15 K-2nd grade Spirit Play, and anyone else who wants to enjoy this special program together. If you are registered in RE, you will automatically receive a Zoom invitation.  If you’re the kind of person who loves Spirit Play stories, too, contact Rev. Claudia for a Zoom invitation.

Inspiration: Pandemic, A Poem by Lynn Ungar

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

–Rev. Lynn Ungar, March 11, 2020