Lancey Street Celebration October 31st, 2018

🎃 As many of you, our family and friends, already know:
We host a Halloween Party every October 31st.

🎃 There will be dancing…trick-or-treating….ghost stories…magick!

Join us!!

🎃 Arrive at Twinkle’s Place place when you are ready to celebrate!!
There will be groups going out to Trick-or-Treat (led by Ed and other Lancey Street Adults)  While Twinkle remains here to welcome costumed guests, give out treats, and keep the magick and music going.


…….Samhain celebration to follow:

Join us as we explore our UU 7th Principle and Pagan Path in connection with the sixth source we draw our Unitarian Universalist faith from.

Please bring photos or symbols of your dead loved ones to place on our altar. And a list of names you wish to call into our circle from through the Veil.

thin veil photo credit

September 12th – October 4th, every year, like clockwork

My mother’s birthday is today,

…would have been today.

October 4th.

She would have been 69.

She died 10 years ago;

her Body releasing its last exhale in the wee hours of September 12th. She was 58.

Her death-day marks the beginning of what is typically a difficult series of weeks for our family; September also holding the anniversaries of my brother’s death, and the would-be birthday of my father who died almost two decades ago now.

Of course, the dark season has grown accustomed to stretching out, often initiating Its appearance before August’s end and extending its visit through, and then past, Samhain.

This year was lighter than many.

Still, their absence is present.

The VUU: Addressing Abuse of Power

We are live on The VUU chatting about the Stop Kavanaugh protest in DC.

Posted by Church of the Larger Fellowship on Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

The mark of spiritual maturity is the ability to deal with paradox

“The mark of spiritual maturity is the ability to deal with paradox...” Rev. Jaelynn Pema-la Scott

In addition to calling us to be more embracing of our transgender and queer siblings and varieties of trans theologies, we are called to embrace ministries, rituals and paths that embody and celebrate our unique spiritualities within and beyond our existing faith traditions.

Speaking about being in the margins of faith, spiritually and theology, Rev. Jaelynn Pema-la Scott says, 

"Everything we do is revolutionary. Anything that we develop and hold true to ourselves is liberative ...

Anytime I pray it is an act of revolution. 

It is activism.

Anytime I declare myself a minister and say that my ordination is valid and that I hold wisdom and truth, that is an act of resistance.”

May each journey, mysterious and divine, be blessed.

On this International Day of Peace

May we take time today to intentionally embody Peace.

May Peace be with us as we waken to another day of Life.

May Peace be our Guide as we interact with others.

May Peace hold us in compassion should our fears and sorrows be winning the moment.

May Peace shepherd us forward towards our triumphs and joys.

May Peace preside in our hearts, where the Holy Quiet merges with our deepest desires.

May Peace make us whole, even as the world is made whole by Peace.

Blessed Be.

Amen.