Homily Part 2
Whether you are ready for the next big thing or not, the task remains only to find the practices and the path that will allow your heart to remain open.
In this homily, Rev. Gretchen Haley tells us that whatever pace and process allows us to stay available to love is the right path for us.
This message concludes our Re-Opening (Your Heart) series and invites us into our next series, You Are Here.
Our Senior Minister, Rev. Gretchen Haley, continues our Re-Opening (Your Heart) worship series with this homily centered around the question, “what if we took a whole year off?”
This homily is an exercise in radical imagination. She asks us to slow downーto not skip the potential formative work uniquely available to us hereーin this gap year moment.
Rev. Gretchen Haley, our Senior Minister, reflects on Collective Release. She asks, “What does it mean for us to be focused on release and letting go?”
She discusses how the intentional acknowledgment of what is ending, and the release of what we are holding will help us stay connected both to what’s happening around us and what’s happening within us.
This reflection leads us directly into the Water Communion Final Ceremony, filmed on the patio of our Foothills campus where we have not been in together since March 8, 2020 before the full arrival of the pandemic.
Permission to stream music in these services obtained from One License (A-736246) and Christian Copyright Solutions (9214).
What are the big questions on your mind and heart these days? In each segment, Rev. Gretchen Haley, our Senior Minister, and Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, our Associate Minister, have 12 minutes to answer as many questions from the congregation as they can. (Both parts together in this podcast.)
"Where I find hope these days is on the front porch. Not the fake front porch that white supremacy and capitalism push us to perform – but the front porch faith where we call each other in, and where we shrug off shame and the myth of self-sufficiency." - Rev. Gretchen
Listen in to this week’s homily where Rev. Gretchen considers community, human need, and hope for American democracy.
Will the uncertainty and chaos of this moment lead us to hunkering down and focusing on our individual survival, or will we remember the roots of our resilience that lead to our collective survival? Rev. Gretchen offers this homily reflecting on this moment and the call of our faith for collective liberation where all means ALL.