Join us for Sunday Services at 9:15 and 11:15 am
This month’s worship theme is JOURNEY
“Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
“Throw Me Something, Mister!”
Rev. Julia Hamilton & Sara Sautter, DRE
Mardi Gras, with its parades and crowds and costumes, is a time to see and be seen. Underneath the revelry, there is a longing for human connection. How do people find connection in a crowd? Rev. Julia and Sara Sautter both lived in New Orleans and are looking forward to sharing the spirit of Mardi Gras with you. Join us for a fun, music-filled service for all ages.
“Giving It Up”
In the Christian tradition, the season of Lent follows Mardi Gras. Lent, the 40-day journey of giving things up, wandering in the wilderness, engaging in self-reflection and contemplation. What can we learn from the Lenten season?
“Every Map Begins with a Journey”
Rev. Julia Hamilton
A good map can illuminate our world, and a bad map can destroy it. What do maps tell us about where we are, where we have been, and perhaps most importantly, where we are going? What would a map of your life look like?
Worship Leader: Angela Karmis
Our life’s journey is our own, but none can exist in isolation. The paths we travel are often rocky and sometimes we come to realize we need a steadying hand. Moreover, it is of vital importance for each of us to reach out when we see our neighbors begin to falter, lest we run the risk that we all fall down together.
Guest Speaker: Ed Bastian
President of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara, Dr. Ed Bastian holds a PhD in Buddhist Studies and lived for years in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India. He is a former program director and teacher of Buddhism and world religions for the Smithsonian Institution, a Fulbright Fellow, an internet entrepreneur, and the founder of the Spiritual Paths Foundation. He is currently an adjunct professor at Antioch University.