Services in August - Harvest
Aug 3: “Harvesting Hope” with Dana Lightsey. Summer is starting its long wind down, school will begin again soon and many of us are enjoying the fruits of our labor. Perhaps this means enjoying a vacation, or perhaps this means harvesting your garden. Perhaps something else is coming to fruition for you. As we begin our shared journey together, this service takes time to acknowledge and celebrate all that you have done to bring your new future into reality. Let’s celebrate the fruits of your labor!
Aug 10: "Relationship" with Dianne McRae. As we consider our relationship with our work, we will hear from three members of the congregation speaking on what they see as worthy of their time and where their work fits into the fabric of community.
Aug 17: “Beginnings and Endings” with Dana Lightsey. Harvest is a time of ending with the growing season winding down. It is also a time of beginning with preparation for winter with canning, freezing, drying all that has been harvested. We too go through cycles and seasons in our lives. This service is an inward reflection of the many ways we grow throughout our lives and the goodness we may harvest within ourselves.
Aug 24: "Harvest Songs: More than a Pretty Melody" Music Sunday. We will feature 5 Harvest related songs including John Barley Corn, Harvest Moon, Seeds, Bringing in the Harvest, and Come and Behold.
Aug 31: "Baseball, Emerson, and Climate Conscience " with Rev Gail Collins-Ranadive who will be at HPCUU to tie up loose ends from her Interim Ministry here (2002-3) and share from the book she was writing back then, Light Year, A Seasonal Primer for Spiritual Focus. She retired from ministry in 2009 to resume full time writing. She is the author of five non-fiction books. Chewing Sand, An Eco-Spiritual Taste of the Mojave Desert, will be available for purchase after the service.