HOT COCOA SOCIAL(-DISTANCING): 12/13/20, 2-3PM - Weather-permitting, we will meet in socially-distanced assigned (& rotating!) spots in the large parking lot at church for a fun (and tasty!) social event, including hot cocoa, fun and fellowship. For safety and Phase 3 compliance, there is a strict guest number limit, and registration is required. RSVP HERE.
December 5, 2020
“The Devil of the Noonday Sun”
Rev. Thom Belote, preaching
I recently came across an article entitled, “Acedia: the lost name for the emotion we’re all feeling right now.” Acedia is an emotion described by the ancient Greeks as a mixture of listlessness and anxiety. The desert monks of ancient Christianity wrote extensively of it, calling it “The Devil of the Noonday Sun.” This Sunday, we’ll explore this emotion and its antidotes.
MUSIC NOTES: This Sunday, the Community Church Choir will be singing the justly-famous choral piece by a very young (19) Gabriel Fauré, called “Cantique de Jean Racine,” accompanied by pianist Ariadna Nacianceno and our wonderful congregational string trio of Dorothy Wright, Kitty Stalberg and Debbie Davis. Also, Amy and Charly Maddox will sing a duet that seems tailor-made for this moment, called “Resilient,” by “Appalachian Rising.” Our virtual choir will be singing hymns of Advent and Christmas, and we hope you’ll sing along.
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WORSHIP MINISTRY: 2020 Holiday Service Project
The Worship Ministry's Annual Service Project usually accompanies the Greening and the Chili Supper. This year, they got creative and, combined with some physical distancing and good planning, the Worship Ministry, Quuilters and Community Clickers and others made gifts and cards, while still others purchased pajamas, gloves, socks, chocolate bars and more for the 14 women at HomeStart.
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We are a Welcoming Congregation
We are a congregation that has historically stood for the civil rights of all people, especially those affected by racism and homophobia. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence in our congregation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends and their families. We are actively engaged in dialogue about how to be a more racially diverse, multicultural, anti-oppressive congregation.
SUNDAY PARKING (when in-person worship resumes): Please honor the parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and limited mobility at the front of the church, as well as the spaces reserved for the Auction Winners. We encourage folks to carpool and/or park offsite, if at all possible. Parking is available at The Community Church, as well as alternate parking options. Click here for a map. Please note: parking is not allowed at the Kehillah across the street.
WEEKDAY PARKING: The large lot is fully rented; please use the small lot directly in front of the church, the wooded lot along Purefoy Road, or in the lot behind the church.