Planting Seeds In Our Hearts

Happy February, dear ones, and a blessed St. Brigid’s Day to those of you who celebrate!

We’ll honor Imbolc this Sunday in worship, a few days belated, and reflect on what seeds we are planting in our hearts and communities these still-wintery days as we look toward the turning of the seasons (of Earth, and of life).

I’ll share some words about the protest cry – “they tried to bury us… they didn’t know we were seeds.” I don’t remember when or where I first heard the expression (it has been around since the 70’s, maybe longer), but it has been an inspirational reminder to me in my own work to build heaven here on this earth. We’ll even engage in a ritual involving bowls of dirt and teeny-tiny shovels! Not to be missed.

Much else is happening on Sunday, too! After worship at 11:30 in rooms 7/9 we have the second of three new member classes, “New to UU” where we’ll discuss Unitarian Universalist theology. Also at 11:30 you can join a small group in the Memorial Room for the first Winter Listening Circle, part of our congregational covenant-building process. Another listening circle will be held at 7pm on Zoom for those who can’t make it after church (link on Breeze).

May you be well, warm, healthy, and blessed these days and nights as we crest into February.

In faith,

Rev. Tara