A Message from Rev. Maya Landell (October 30, 2020)

Trick or treat? Who would have thought that at Hallowe’en we would still have to adapt to the challenges COVID-19 presents? But here we are, changing and adapting together. This Saturday between 3:00 and 4:30 pm you are invited to the church for an All Ages Hallowe’en Drive Through. (I’ll be there dressed up and handing out candy with Norah; see below for more details.)

We are also trying something NEW this Sunday before church – Virtual Coffee Hour from 9:30 to 10:15 am on Zoom. Bring your coffee or tea and we’ll create a new community connection from home. I will be hosting and, since it will be All-Saints day, you are invited to bring a story or quote from someone you admire who has passed away, someone you consider a saint.

While most of us remain close to home, Monarch butterflies are headed to Mexico for their yearly migration. The butterfly is a symbol of survival through change, beauty and resurrection. Because we need to keep reaching for and sharing the joy for which we have been created, I want to share with you the following poem. I have read it more than 25 times this week. It calls to me to live fully into each moment, each day, these changes, this season.

Christ’s Peace and deep Grace,
Rev. Maya