Month: January 2021

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Using Our Imagination to Make Social Change. Rev. Sage Olnick.
Paul Rogat Loeb wrote, “Those who make us believe that anything’s possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances.” This Sunday we will explore how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change and the wise ones who imagined it into reality

Shut Down Berks Vigil

January’s vigil outside the Berks family prison will be hosted by Sunrise Berks. Join us in solidarity with the families from 2-3pm on Saturday, 1/30! All are welcome to this outdoor gathering. Be prepared: wear your mask and bring your flags and posters. We will … read more.

Beloved Community in Song

If you have the teal hymnal at home, you might notice hymn number 1014 was originally published with a name other than “Answering the Call of Love”. You see when Singing The Journey was published the song “Standing on the Side of Love,” was … read more.

a practice

by nadine j. smet-weiss,

spiritual director






as daily




from the heart  

of being






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Using Our Imagination in the Service of Connection. Rev. Sage Olnick. In her famous poem, Wild Geese, Mary Oliver proclaims, “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination…”. This Sunday we will consider how to Use Our Imagination in the Service of Connection. 

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Remembering the Future. In Rev Theresa I Soto’s poem. “Remembering the Future,” they write “Can we develop the skill of remembering the future? Can we commit to build the community that will extend into a time that we only know by memory because it will outlast us? Memorize the compass points of the day yet to come: the truth, the love, the fire, the endless yes of the horizon. Shake the scales from your imagination: Reach. Stretch. Rise. There is no more time for pretending that everything can be all right without your care, without your attention…”
Join us on this MLK Sunday to let our music ‘shake the scales from your imagination: Reach. Stretch. Rise.”

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Using Our Imagination to Free Ourselves. Rev. Sage Olnick. The spiritual theme for the month of January is Imagination. In The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life, Thomas Moore said, “We tend to consider imagination too lightly, forgetting that the life we make, for ourselves individually and for the world as a whole, is shaped and limited only by the perimeters of our imagination.” This Sunday we will explore the notion of Using Our Imagination to Free Ourselves.

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The Years of Repair. Jane Palmer. For too long, our world has been crowded with terrible things and our energies focused on survival. Now we stand at the beginning of what could be a vast reimagining of what’s possible, but it’s not easy to think big with a scarcity mindset. Let’s stretch ourselves to create a shared vision of the world we want — one of healing and abundance, equity and grace — not just what we don’t want.