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Church Service is Cancelled for Sunday, January 20.
Please do not try to come to church Sunday morning.  We are a hearty people, a people who value community and coming together for Sunday Service.  And, my heart would break should any of you encounter harm by trying to come to church during a major snow storm.  We do not want to encourage anyone to take that risk.

Stay home and be safe and warm. 
Light a chalice or a candle with me at 10:30, connecting you to all of us through this sacred act of intentionality. 
Read the poem below, which I planned to read during the service, and think about the place of possibility in your life. 
Ponder the quote that hangs in the home of a friend of mine, "Leap, and the net will appear."  How do you feel reading this quote?  Does it challenge you?  Does it frighten you?  Why?
If you use Facebook, sign in to our group.  Read what others are writing and share your thoughts on this topic.
Let us find a way to be church, even when we do not have a service.

With love, Rev. Erin

“Another Direction”
by Sandra Fees

The moment comes
when a choice arises.
A holy moment.
A decision must be made.
Do I remain as I am 
or do I risk inching, leaping,
flowing in another direction?
Do I risk what I think
I already know and already am? 

Do I forfeit my security
for the possibility that a simple shift
may alter the course of my life,
even perhaps the life of another? 

I long to let go of all that restrains me
so that I might pursue the impossible
and surmount the insurmountable: 

to let go of anger,
to let go of the need to be in control,
to forgive a friend,
to forgive myself,
to refuse what thwarts my spirit,
to refuse what limits my mind, 

to surrender to what will come,
to surrender to this holy moment
I have let slip away for too long. 


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