Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

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.

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Making Room

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.

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December is Music Month at Starr King

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