December 17, 10 am: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming (Northwest’s All-ages Holiday Pageant)

A particularly irate latke (a potato pancake served at Hanukkah) is the star of this adapted Lemony Snicket story. There are many other holiday icons that appear and even speak: Christmas lights, holiday candies, Kwanza fruit, the Christmas tree and even the cookies and milk left for Santa. Our Northwest children and youth aim to delight us with our annual holiday pageant, reminding us that the gifts of the season include joy, magic and just plain fun. Come join us!

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November 26, 10 am: Making Space

While the holidays are certainly a time for joy and relaxation, gratitude and reconnection, they can also be incredibly difficult for many in our midst. The pressure to be happy, to celebrate, can be overwhelming for those
who are experiencing grief, depression, or sadness. How can we make space for those who may not be in a celebratory spirit? How can we make space for ourselves not to be joyful?

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November 12, 10 am: Let’s Say Grace

“Saying grace” before a meal is a way to show our gratitude for the food, family, and friends at our table. But what about saying grace not just at dinner time, but whenever the spirit moves us? Saying grace connects us to all cultures and countries. Let’s explore some prayers of grace from around the world and consider how these words of gratitude might nurture us at any time.

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October 22, 10 am: The Thing You Never Knew You Had

The word “privilege” is used a great deal in current conversation, but what does it mean? Is privilege some tangible moment or series of moments in our lives? Is it something we may have in one area of our lives, but not another? Perhaps the best definition of privilege is, in the words of one man, “the thing I never knew I had.” Let’s gather together and explore what can be a difficult topic, but one that is absolutely necessary to explore as we move through the world with one another.

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