Ayanna Gaines

The Theology of Neil Gaiman

1 Service at 10 am ONLY
Author Neil Gaiman is a prolific author in several genres. Yet a common thread in many of his works is the idea of good and evil, and whether there exists an ineffable Plan. What is good? What is evil? Can they be differentiated? Is there a Heaven and Hell? What is the great Plan? Ayanna Gaines will explore these questions through the lens of some of Gaiman’s writings.

The Theology of Neil Gaiman

10 am service only
Author Neil Gaiman is a prolific author in several genres. Yet a common thread in many of his works is the idea of good and evil, and whether there exists an ineffable Plan. What is good? What is evil? Can they be differentiated? Is there a Heaven and Hell? What is the great Plan? Ayanna Gaines will explore these questions through the lens of some of Gaiman’s writings.

Being Yourself When Others Don’t Want You To Be

Services at 9:15 and 11:00

Ayanna Gaines and Monika Ramirez Wee will chat with each other about their experiences as women of color living, working, and worshiping in predominantly white communities. Of particular focus will be an examination of Wholeness. How can you be yourself when others don’t want you to be? What does it mean to be Whole, individually, spiritually, and as a church community?

The Possibility of Words

Services at 9:15 & 11:00
The poet Rumi wrote: “Raise your words, not your voice, it is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” The possibility of words to enchant, to nurture, to grow, cannot be denied. In this service, poets from our congregation reflect on the meaning and possibility of words to evoke and influence change.

The Song We Were Singing

Experience and science have shown how powerful music can be in evoking in us memories. Sometimes. these memories are near the surface of our recall ability, others are deeply buried. Do we as people share the same memories of the same songs? What happens when we don’t?