December 31, 10 am-noon: Walk the Labyrinth

Ring in the New Year with Worship Associates John and Traci Montgomery and others in the Northwest Sanctuary as we give ourselves the gift of walking the labyrinth, which has been generously provided to us again this year by The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.

The labyrinth and its many designs date back to pre-historic times. Some think of the labyrinth as symbolic of a spiritual pilgrimage and walk it with an intentional “destination” in mind. Others use the labyrinth to help them quiet the mind and achieve a contemplative state.

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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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