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Christmas Morning (Zoom Only)
Sunday, December 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us on December 25th, Christmas morning, for an informal contemplative Sunday service. Dress casually, PJ’s or even your favorite ugly Xmas sweater. Let’s connect in a relaxed atmosphere to share stories, joys & sorrows, and inspirational music. All Welcome! Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa will be preaching.
How to Attend
This is a Zoom only event.
• To virtually attend, please Zoom in using room number 989 3107 9078, passcode: chalice.
• To phone into the service, call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 989 3107 9078.
For those joining, please mute as soon as you enter the room, so everyone can hear. Please note, the services will be recorded, but at this time, there are no plans to share the recording.
If you don’t have a chalice, but want to light one, check out our Making a Chalice at Home page.
From Valarie Kaur I learned the Sikh principle of Chardi Kala. Chardi kala is the Punjabi term for aspiring to maintain a mental state of optimism and joy even during the times of adversity. Chardi Kala is an ascending energy or “high spirits” a positive optimistic attitude to life and to the future. It is a spiritual practice and an attitude that helps one to face hardships and invites us to join in helping others in their hour of need. May we all cultivate the spirit of Chardi Kala.
From Both St Francis and Howard Thurman, I receive inspiration that helps me find purpose and joy this Holiday Season:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.” Amen and Blessed Be. Ashe!