Our Upcoming Services:
Note: As we shelter in place, our Sunday worship will be via Zoom on-line. We will post a link here on the Saturday before the service so you can find your way to our cyber experience! For the duration, join us on a Sunday morning between 9:45 and 9:55 to get settled. Service begins at 10 a.m. This week's link:
Sunday, May 31 – “Pentecost Sunday: The Tower of Babel.” The story of the Tower of Babel is one of the oldest in the Hebrew Bible. It takes place soon after the events of Noah and the flood, when people in the land of Mesopotamia – what is now Iraq – were building ziggurat towers. Rev. Elaine leads us in a reflection upon its timeless themes.
Sunday, June 7 – Annual meeting of the Congregation.
This Week's ZOOM LINK HERE:>>>
This Week's Order of Service Here:>>>
When all this is over
When all this is over,
Maybe we’ll think of how beautifully the first returning birds sang,
and how bright the pink moon shone.
Perhaps we’ll remember the first warm breeze that nudged the mulch from the way of early daffodils,
the squirrels who entertained us,
or the elder who teared when a stranger brought bread.
Maybe we’ll remember the passing nods of greeting,
or the middle-aged couple dancing in the empty street,
the letter written in beautiful cursive, or the smell of first-cut grass.
When all this is over,
perhaps we’ll think about the angels who sewed masks for strangers,
and sang to each other from a distance,
those who carried food to our cars,
heroes in hospitals who focused on hope,
Parents who kept their children safe and smiling.
Our hearts may recall the return of the dolphins to Venice,
and mountains fresh and visible for lack of haze,
the planet saying “See how easy this could be? See?”
Perhaps we will rethink the word “essential,”
and remember how we made soup, made bread, and made do.
And when this is all over,
maybe we’ll recognize
we’ve always been connected,
listen a little deeper, notice a little more,
waste a little less, and live a little better.
Events at Our
Church and Hastings Parish House
Who are we?
We are an active congregation with links to many activities.
Join the conversation!
Spiritual Discussion Series Continues
All are welcome to join us on a Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hastings House, followed by lunch (bring your own) at noon.
Thoughts and Meditations:
If we can muster up that degree of commitment and get away from the uniquely American perception that if something can't be done immediately it isn't worth doing, then I think the Hunger Movement, this small but growing minority of us, can have a truly significant impact.
Meditation on Thursdays
Need a moment?
The meditation group meets every Thursday evening, from 7 – 8 p.m.
at Hastings House in Walpole. It begins with a reading followed by
silent meditation. Everyone is welcome.
What are we reading?
Our Book Club meets on a Monday of the month via Zoom at present. Currently, we are reading "Welcoming the Unwelcome," by Pema Chodron.
For information on our group, or this book
Stop by our new spiritual bookshelf at the church!
The Mystics Circle is held on the second Friday evening of every month, beginning with a potluck at 5:30pm, and followed by a discussion at the Hastings Parish House in Walpole on a wonderful range of topics.
Our church and parish house offer a traditional setting for your special celebration, including weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, and child naming ceremonies, with our ministers officiating. It is also available for other group parties and events.
Our Welcoming, inclusive Congregation embraces Spiritual Exploration, Social Justice, and Love for each other and the Planet.
Our Church by Leola G.