William Ellery Channing once said: “I am a living member of the great family of all souls”. The beginning of November brings us the holidays of Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the pagan festival Samhain.
Each of these holidays remembers and celebrates those who are no longer with us at a time of the year where it is said that the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. On this Sunday, together we will explore the essence of these traditions and consider how our connections to our ancestors and lost loved ones informs and enriches us.
Please bring a picture or other memento of a lost love one to decorate our altar as we gather this Sunday to remember and honor those we have lost. If you are so inclined, please bring flowers or other living things to decorate our altar. Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes!
Worship Leader: Rev. Suzanne Marsh
Worship Associate: Kyi Kyi Whiting
Please Note: There will be a potluck following the service. If you are wondering type of dish to contribute, Susanna Terry has a sign-up list.