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16. Service Week - 3/21
Please join us Sunday March 21th at 11am ET for
We Begin, Again, In Love
By Reverend DiAnna Ritolla
Description: In the past several years many UU congregations have begun honoring the Jewish High Holy Days each autumn with the responsive reading “We forgive ourselves and each other and begin again in love,"from A Litany of Atonement, written by UU minister Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs. These holy days occur near the fall equinox, when the dark hours of the day begin to surpass the light hours here in the Northern Hemisphere. As we join together on this Spring Equinox, it feels fitting that we honor these longer daylight hours with a reminder to renew our commitment to love and healing, to begin the growing season with reconnecting to the Earth and the web of life that surrounds us. We are not separate from the Earth, and we are called to connect with all life in service, love, and a commitment to mutual well-being.
Rev. DiAnna Ritola is and Interfaith Minister and a Dianic Wiccan priestess. Her community-based ministry centers on spiritual counseling for trauma, intimate relationships, and sexuality along with rituals to honor life events
and passages. DiAnna lives in NYC with her wife, Michele, a dog and a cat, and is doing her best to transform her small yard into a food and flower oasis. In May 2020, she published her first book Mismatched Luggage: Unpacking Your Sexual
Baggage for Your Spiritual Journey. Her website is www.DiAnnaRitola.com.
Special Musician: Mike Holland
Storyteller: Freeman Owle
Media: Becky Thorndike, Warren Riley
- March 28 - Friction Farm
- April 4 - Jean Logan
- Appril 11 - Amy Brooks
- April 18 - Donna Corso
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March 21st - Marge Abel
March 22nd - Mary Teslow
March 30th - John (Tykie) Mason
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Wow! This book turned out to be eye opening and a little scary. Lots of topics to discuss and maybe some life changing actions to adopt. Our first discussion on this book will be Saturday, March 20th from 3-4pm. This book is a quick read and there is still time to join the group. SandiDonn2@yahoo.com
The Willis Clan wins many if not most of the competitions.
A joke for the day from Warren:
A minister had fallen on tough financial times... So tough, that he was unsure of how he would pay next months bills, or continue to provide food for his family.
One day, in a moment of doubt, he prayed: "Heavenly Father, I am worried and uncertain, but know that you always provide for your children. Please, give me some words from your book to reassure and comfort me, and show me how you will take care of me in this time of need".
With that, the minister took his Bible and placed it on his desk in front of him. He continued his prayer: "Let these pages fall open to the passage meant for me, that I may know your plan".
With his eyes faithfully shut, he opened the Bible to a random page. He raised his finger above his head and dramatically spun it in circles "Now guide my finger, Lord, that it may fall on the words I need to hear the most".
He placed his finger onto the Bible, and with some apprehension, slowly opened his eyes to reveal God’s plan. "Chapter 7"
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