Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa
Latin America experienced tremendous socio-political changes in the 60’s and 70’s which gave rise to a new Theology. This new Theology became known as Liberation Theology, calling for the church to side with the poor and the oppressed. It also called for the inclusion of new emerging narratives, particularly feminist voices, challenging the status quo.… Read the rest
As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, we are mindful of how his message continues to inspire us and guide the new generations. Multi-generational service.… Read the rest
We often think about meditation, religious rituals, or pilgrimages as spiritual practices. Yet the journey of parenting also offers us opportunities to grow spiritually as we embrace change every day. In addition to Rev. Maria Cristina, you will hear testimonials from Xiomara Tapia, Bethany Salway, Mary Lou Schuler, Michelle Lovett-Fink, and Amy Pete & Inés Thiebaut.… Read the rest
We’ll reflect on the meaning of the Epiphany and those unexpected “Aha!” moments that might change the course of our spiritual journeys With impending change, come both fear and child-like wonder. Let us ponder the magical experience of following your star!… Read the rest
A delightful service featuring the story of the nativity and our favorite Christmas carols. … Read the rest
Inspired by the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas, we reflect upon the meaning and practice of radical hospitality. Beth Ogilvie shares a step-by-step process for creating intercultural acceptance, starting from irritation or judgment and moving to mindfulness, then curiosity, then openness and learning, then generosity, ending with grace.
We begin with the healing sounds of the drums, led by our friend Phil Didlake, founder of Rhythmic Innovations: “We believe that music should not only be reserved for performance, competition, or passive entertainment. Our mission is to expand the possibilities of music to enrich personal wellness, to better understand the people around us, and to build community through drumming and in-the-moment music making.” Join us for an interactive and lively service!… Read the rest