Hope you’ve all had a good Equinox and that Lent is going well for you! I gave up chocolate for Lent, so it’s been a bit rough in patches, but overall, very interesting.
Before I get to the announcements, I’d like to thank everyone again who came out for my ordination on March 15th! It was truly amazing! And also thank you to everyone who was there in Spirit! You all are awesome, and I’m grateful for your blessings and support!
Between the Worlds is moving to City of Refuge!
Starting this month, the 3rd Saturday services will be held at City of Refuge UCC, 8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland. If any church members would like to help with set up or take down for services, please email me and I will send you more details. We could definitely use help, as we have a lot of equipment to set up, especially for the Holy Saturday service!
Call for Deacons:
I’m still looking for 1 or 2 people to fill the Deacon role. For now, being a deacon mostly means helping with set up and take down of the space, organizing the social hour after service, and assisting in rituals as needed. This is an official position of the church, and if you feel so called to serve, please let me know!
Three Hours Agony — Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00-3:00 pm
Come meditate, pray, and sit vigil for Jesus in the time between His Death and Resurrection. Each hour will have a visual meditation on the Stations of the Cross and time for silence, with Sarah Thompson performing live, meditative music. This service is come as you will: stay for as long or as short as you need to. What will you leave in the tomb?
Beltane and Resurrection: The Sacred Body — May 17, 2014, 3:00 pm
Come celebrate the sacred body with dance, drum, and song! We are the temples that the Spirits dwell in! Bring your drums and your comfortable clothes! Service starts at 3:00 pm, with social time afterwards. There will be gluten free Eucharist.
Summer Solstice —June 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
Our June service is on Litha, or Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. More information to come!
Possible South Bay Venue
This week I met with the fantastic vicar of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Cupertino to explore the possibility of using one to their rooms for a South Bay service. If it happens, these services would be on the first Saturday of the month, and be pretty much the same at the 3rd Saturday services. There’s nothing definite yet, but once I have more news, I’ll let you know.
Your cash donations allow us to hold services and do the work we need to do! Even a dollar will help towards our costs. So, when you see the donation bucket during service, please give what you can! And if you can’t give, you can give of your prayers or service! Thank you for all that you do!
So, that’s all for this month! I will post these via email and on our Facebook page. You can also subscribe to the google calendar here. Also, in June (after graduation!) I’ll be launching a new website for Between the Worlds Church! Also keep watch for service opportunities at City of Refuge!
Many Blessings and hope to see you all on Holy Saturday!