December – Awe – First Church Unitarian Religion

“When we are amazed beyond measure, we finally start to achieve something. It is so much more pleasant to think that we know what everything means, what to expect and how everything is connected. When we are amazed at a place that cannot be described in words, all we can say as an answer is “wow” is a prayer. what can we say behind wow in the presence of wonderful art, in music that is so great, that they cannot have it only on this side of things? Miracles take our breath away and create space for new breath. “
Anne Lamott, from Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Awe means that we are amazed at something that we cannot understand or know, and that a feeling of peace, hope, and connection gives us beyond us. Maybe we are in awe when we look at the stars, when we cuddle a purring kitten, when we hear a baby laughing, when we have a sudden, aroma-loving memory, when we are standing in the forest with the wind blowing in the trees, the waves Look in on the beach, watch how the snow covers everything in purity, eat a favorite meal that reminds of someone we love, sit in the light of the trees like …

What makes you say “WOW” in awe at this time? What is your prayer Now it’s time to “… look for questions instead of answers, puzzles instead of solutions, questions instead of explanations. Michael Yaconelli

Vicki Merriam, director of religious education
RE Calendar – KidSpace
12/8 – “Hope is something we create” we will make doves of peace and glitter galaxy ornaments.
15 – “Winter Festivals”; Whole worship followed by our holiday Sunday social. Bring vacation goodies, especially to share latkes. Followed by a Christmas carol.

22 – Solstice brings seasonal festivals of all kinds: we prepare Christmas meals, play Dreidel and wish us a star.
December 24, 6:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve: full service and pageant.
29.12. – Gameday.


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