Speaker: Dianne McRae

We Are Made for the Beloved

A Christian mystic of the 14th century, Julian of Norwich, lived during one of the worst centuries of human history, including the black death pandemic that wiped out millions of people, famines, floods, war, and corruption. In her writing, she addressed what she believed … read more.

Imbolc

The Cross-quarter Day of Brighdt or Candlemass, halfway between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, is still in the dark of Winter, but starting to be noticeably brighter. What possibilities live in this young year? What paths do we chart? What wisdom do we bring … read more.

Beauty and the Seventh Principle

Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? But what a glorious connection of our fundamental and undergirding aspiration of “Respect for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part” with the quality of beauty that lets us transcend the view of … read more.

Oestara

The Spring or Vernal Equinox celebrates the beginning of the “Light half” of the year, when daylight is longer than night in any 24 hour period. We celebrate the beginnings of new growth in the Earth all around us, the return of birds from their … read more.

Imbolic

At the multi-generational celebration called Imbolc, half-way between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, we pause to notice the return of the light and to plant the seeds containing the possibilities of this young year, asking the questions, “What paths do we chart?” and “What … read more.

Annual Pageant

It will be a celebration of the Pagan Sabbat, one of our series of services in the round where we see one another in community. Jessica and Dianne will coordinate the rich stories that tell more of the mystery of our lives as humans on … read more.

Armistice

We will honor members of our congregation who have performed military service and those whose lives are formed by their connections to military life. We will also remember some of the lessons of the Armistice that ended WWI, some of what took us into that … read more.

Samhain

The Gaelic name for our Halloween, Samhain is known as the Third Harvest, that of the animals. It is a time to acknowledge life and death and our own mortality, to celebrate our ancestors, and all that dies that we might live. Both Crone and … read more.