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Rev. Kylie Renner

As I have been watching myself and others react to the world recently I have realized that many of us may need to have some more awareness about our behavior. That is a nice way to say we need to learn how to behave. While on the outside I may not be throwing an epic tantrum like the 3 year old I witnessed this week, but if I am honest on the inside I probably need to put myself in timeout.

Join us on Sunday as we take a timeout to bring alignment between who we want to be and how we are being in the world.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

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Rev. Andrew Groves

“We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for we don’t know.” — W.H. Auden

Auden is being clever here, highlighting the sneaky unraveling that sometimes happens between our ideas of We, All, and Other. Truth is, if we recognize the All of us as anything, the concept of “other” begins to disintegrate. Yet, at the same time, we do experience “otherness”…

Perhaps this is the whole point of being here on earth — to reconcile our singularity and totality, other and everything. Maybe we do it by falling in love. Why on earth, indeed…

Happy Earth Day, friends. I can't wait to see you for our Saturday celebration service at 6:00 pm. Community and cheer at 5:30. XO, Drew

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I don’t know about you, but by the time Wednesday rolls around, I’m often in need of some reconnection and remembrance.

Each Wednesday evening we’ll be taking a deeper dive into Sunday’s talk and explore ways to powerfully apply the message in our own hearts and lives. Even if you miss church on Sunday, join us as we come together for community, connection, inspiration and practical application.

With Ministerial Intern Amani Malaika, RScP

Amani Malaika

Labyrinth Bldg. 2-6pm

Rev. Kylie Renner

Anyone who has been powerfully renewed knows that he or she can speak of having been dead and then having been brought back to life. The more powerful this renewal the deeper the sense of the miracle of such a resurrection. This Easter we celebrate the power of personal resurrection and our ability to renew ourselves and the world from the inside out.

We rise together to create a space for others to rise.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
~Maya Angelou

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Easter-Eve Saturday is a strange in-between. In between the grief of Good Friday and the joy of Sunday morning, there’s this time of loss, the apparent end to everything hoped-for, the wrecked aftermath. Of course, we all know the surprise twist happy ending of that story — so we can just coast right over the desolation of Holy Saturday on our way to the triumph of Easter.

But in our lives we don’t really get to coast like this. When we encounter unanticipated endings, things not working out how we’d wanted, sudden emptiness — sometimes frustrating, sometimes discombobulating, sometimes truly tragic — it’s really hard to be confident and sure that there’s a happy ending in store. And I don’t think we’re really supposed to just leap over the grief & loss on our way to cheery optimism.

There are opportunities for us in the in-between — to know ourselves in a deeper way, to look at what we make the emptiness mean. And if we’re able to actually be with the unknown, open our hearts in the unknown, then we can actually participate in the transformation of this emptiness from absence to potentiality.

I can’t wait to see you for our service of song & celebration on Saturday at 6:00 pm. Join us for community & refreshments at 5:30. XO, Rev. Drew

Anonymous

I don’t know about you, but by the time Wednesday rolls around, I’m often in need of some reconnection and remembrance.

Each Wednesday evening we’ll be taking a deeper dive into Sunday’s talk and explore ways to powerfully apply the message in our own hearts and lives. Even if you miss church on Sunday, join us as we come together for community, connection, inspiration and practical application.

With Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Rev. Andrew Groves

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize that I should have been more specific.” ~ Lily Tomlin

One way of experiencing the journey of our lives is as a series of narrowing choices. We get more specific, more “actualized.” As we define ourselves, it can seem as if other ways of being become less likely, maybe even impossible. We trade a wide field of possibility for a specialized focus.

And of course this is one aspect of individuation and self-understanding — distilling and clarifying the unique miracle that each of us is. But I believe the bigger truth involves not just this narrowing, becoming this, but also expanding — becoming All.

The paradox is: at the same time that we're becoming more explicitly specifically ourselves, the more completely we're able to embody the universal expanse of Infinite Possibility. As we define & "narrow" our authentic being, spiritual truth beckons us to include within our identity more and more of Everything!

The more me I become, the more us we get to be, and we all discover how freakin’ gigantic and divine we are, both individually and together. I can’t wait to see you this Sunday, dear friends. Services at 9:15 & 11:00. XO, Rev. Drew

Click here to view the 9:15 service

Click here to view the 11:00 service

Rev. Andrew Groves

Anonymous

I don’t know about you, but by the time Wednesday rolls around, I’m often in need of some reconnection and remembrance.

Each Wednesday evening we’ll be taking a deeper dive into Sunday’s talk and explore ways to powerfully apply the message in our own hearts and lives. Even if you miss church on Sunday, join us as we come together for community, connection, inspiration and practical application.

With Rev. Masando Hiraoka

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