Speaker: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz

Words for a New Year

Do you find inspiration in poems? Bring one that captures something you anticipate in the year just now beginning. We’ll share them in a conversational circle as we talk about the power of good words to set a course by, and share some songs too.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

We welcome Christmas with stories, carols and special music, and candles. Come sing the familiar songs that are always powerful, and experience the magic of candlelight in the darkness.
Worship Leaders: Rev. Dan Harper and Rev. Mary McKinnen Ganz
Music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano

Miracles of Birth, Light & Freedom

We rejoice in the everyday miracles of the season, marking winter solstice, telling the story of Hanukah, and inviting all who wish to play a part in our No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant.
Worship Leader: Rev. Dan Harper and Rev. Mary McKinnen Ganz
Music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano

Praise Songs And Kitchen Tables

This year at our Intergenerational Thanksgiving service, we tell stories old and new. What is the story we are telling with our lives?
Worship Leader: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
Worship Associate: Jeb Eddy
Music: Veronika Agranov Dafoe, piano

What is Truth?

We are bombarded each day by false, or at least not true, statements – “your call is important to us”, “sale!”, “I’m fine.” – It’s an important part of mental hygiene to recognize and label these false statements — if you do, you may be surprised at how pervasive they are. And you will gain respect for your own truth, courage to speak it, and respect for the truth as a tool of transformation.
Worship Leader: Steve Johnson
Worship Associate: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
Music: Ai Goldsmith, flute

The Sound of Not Quite Speaking

As we approach the Day of Atonement in the Jewish calendar, we ask ourselves: why is it so hard to forgive? And what difference does it make whether we do?
Worship Leader: Rev. Mary Ganz

Broken For You

We are all broken, and we are all whole. How do we help one another pick up the pieces when that is what’s needed?

Worship Leader: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz

The Road Home

Besides the place where “when you go there, they have to take you in,” how do you know you are home? How do you know when you belong, to a landscape, to a person, to a community?
Worship Leader: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
Worship Associate: Harrison Frahn
Music: Aaron Lington, saxophone

Water Communion

The river has its destination … who is in the river with us? We honor the words of a famous prophecy by the Hopi elders, and celebrate our being together in a time of powerful currents. Bring water from your summer travels to replenish our common pool, in our annual Water Communion service.
Worship Leader: Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
Music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe