As I write, it’s 41 degrees, the sun is pouring in my window, and we’ve now seen over two weeks of decline in Covid infections. This day of welcome thaw is falling on “Imbolc,” marking the turning toward Spring in Irish Celtic tradition, halfway from solstice to equinox. This Imbolc, it’s not hard for me to imagine the possibility of seeds stirring beneath the earth, or to feel a stirring within. I hope the same may be true for you, in some way at least.
I’m grateful to have been invited to lead worship this Sunday, so I can now invite you all to a special “Widening the Circle” worship, filled with stories and creative gifts of members of your community. The “circles” that many of us have been living within have continued to be small. Between Omicron and winter, perhaps some of us have, indeed, felt “buried beneath the earth.” But what sustains us in these times is, often, something very true and precious within, that we know and cherish more intimately thereafter. Is it not these same inner gifts that may be what we now need to widen the circle?
With Nina Harrington, Tricia Knoll, Melinda Lee (Worship Associate), Linda Patterson, Erika Reif, Todd Schlossberg, Myra Timmins and Sam Whitesell.
The service will be live-streamed from the Sanctuary at 10 a.m. The livestream link will be shared on our website at uusociety.org/worship-and-music/live-streamed-sunday-worship. If you miss the livestream, a recording of the service will be available on our YouTube channel.
All are welcome to Zoom Coffee Hour, starting at 11 a.m. Click here for the Zoom link and more information: Online Coffee Hour