On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service is entitled “This Land Is Your Land.”
On this first Sunday following the nation’s selection of its future president, Pauline Benetti and Cate Smock will lead the Fellowship in a program of introspection, guided by a selection of readings.
They explain that “The service will embrace the coming season, the darkness of winter, as a time to sink down, as the seed does under the earth, to replenish, and to nurture the hopes we have for the future. And it is a time to reflect upon personal responsibility for the realization of those hopes.”
They add that “Darkness continues to deepen until the winter equinox, and then the light begins to reappear slowly. That light is the hope we hold for our new leaders, tempered by the recognition that just as with the light, change does not happen suddenly in these challenging times.”
Everyone is encouraged give thought to the questions, What hopes do you hold for our nation’s future and what can you contribute to their realization? Along with your hopes, bring a candle with holder (please no tall tapers).
Both the Christian and Jewish religions have coming of age rituals. The children in the religious education program will learn about the Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies through stories, and will make friendship bracelets similar to the Jewish art form of macramé.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbrier Drive off of North Pagosa by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.