“After Her Own Time”

In June, 1919, nearly one hundred years ago, the United States Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote in this country. What better time to honor the deeper struggle for agency and, yes, for a better life for everyone’s children that we could associate with this day? Do you know how the real Mother’s Day began? Do you know the women of color who were part of the suffrage movement? Where have mothers come into this? Our service will include a prayer/blessing for the widely divergent experience of mothering that people bring into this community; the first outing of our Adult Choir with our new director, James Stewart, as they strike a Beatles note; and a Child Dedication ceremony.