Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Storytelling as a Spiritual Practice

When we share our stories, we create memories and sacred space. Sharing our stories as a community invites us into deeper connection with our lived experiences and the memories we hold dear. Join us in this creative and interactive service. You are invited to send your favorite childhood picture to the office via email so that we can include it in a slideshow. If you are not able to send it in advance, please bring … Read the rest

I Believe

In the midst of a national trauma, we need community and pastoral care for survivors and those who love them. For survivors, bearing witness to another’s trauma can be both empowering and also trigger our own painful memories. It can leave us feeling vulnerable and raw. You are not alone. Join us for worship and togetherness this Sunday.

On Friday, October 12, from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm, we will also offer a vespers service for … Read the rest

Vision Quest

We continue with our monthly theme of “Vision” and explore how our personal lives are guided by our dreams, aspirations, and spiritual practices.  A Vision Quest is understood as a look into our soul, a special time of deep reflection when one is at a crossroads seeking spiritual direction and growth.  It is an invitation towards internal transformation and renewal. Come join us in a collective and interactive  “vision quest” to share our sources of Read the rest

Vision, Mission, and Covenant: Creating a Future Together

Representatives of our Board of Trustees and the Committee on Ministry join us in the pulpit to reflect on the importance of developing a clear picture of our congregation’s shared mission, vision, and covenant. Who are we as a community and what do we value? What is our shared dream and what must we do? What do we want our shared ministry, programming, and outreach to look like? Being able to clearly articulate our shared … Read the rest

Water Ceremony

Water is more than simply a metaphor. It is elemental and primary, calling forth feelings of awe and reverence…. The ocean is considered by many to be the place from which all life on our planet came – it is the womb of life… We choose water as our symbol of our empowerment.”

On Sunday, September 9th bring with you some water to be poured into a common bowl as we celebrate the water ceremony.Read the rest

Animal Blessing

This day we will hold our service outdoors for a special ceremony to bless our animal companions. This ceremony is conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, whom he considered our brothers and sisters. We invite you to bring your animal companions and to please keep them
on a leash or in their carriers. If your animal companion would not be happy attending the service, or if they are with … Read the rest