Paper Pilgrims and Indian Feathers

As children, we are taught a very simplistic version of the origin of Thanksgiving. We make Pilgrim hats out of construction paper, and pretend that the Indian headdresses we construct are representative of all Indians. Yet the truth of the holiday is much more complicated than we are led to believe. How can we reconcile … Continued

Finding Gratitude…When You Don’t Feel Grateful

Thanksgiving reminds us to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. But what if we don’t feel grateful? With the ongoing pandemic and the many stresses facing our lives, how do we cultivate gratitude when we don’t necessarily feel grateful. Today, we will be celebrating our annual harvest bread ritual in a walk through ceremony immediately after the service for anyone who wishes to join us in person. We will also be opening this service to 30 masked and vaccinated people interested in attending in person. Please RSVP.

Loss – Holding on and Letting Go

Moving together through these challenging times, we find ourselves confronted by loss in so many dimensions. What might be there for us? Do we hold on or let go? UCLA Oncology Chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share reflections on these questions.


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