10:00 Traditional & 11:30 Contemporary
David Ruffin, Resident Minister
The root of the word forgive, forgiefan, means to “completely” (for) “give” (giefan). In this way, we have all been for-given, fully given, the gift of life. It is offered to us time and time again, with every sunrise as with every rain. Life keeps coming at us. But, of course, the fullness of this gift includes great pain and we often find ourselves bunkering down against life, rather than fully giving our selves and others the gift of the new day. How can we breakout of our bunkers and embrace this foundational for-giveness? (Hint: not by staying home in a food coma)
See you on post-Thanksgiving Sunday!
11:30 Humanist, The Point
Rev. Barbara Prose
Have you been to a wedding where you were told by the bride that the flower girl was her ex-husband’s new daughter? Whether or not that’s happened to you, we all know the American family is changing. From blended families, to people living together without getting married, to new immigrants, baby daddies, and gay parents, the make-up and meaning of marriage is a moving target. During this holiday season, when we tend to spend more time with our families, the more traditional and the more unconventional, let’s dig until we discover our own core family values. Because family matters!