Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. as we continue our theme of Vision with Rev. Greg’s message, awaken. During the service we will have the joy and privilege of welcoming several new members to our congregation. Music for the day will be performed by returning guest musician Kevin Cope.
BEFORE WORSHIP SERVICE: Spirit in Practice
Come discover what’s on the plate of this new workshop series. Join us on Sunday morning in the MacArtor Library, 9 am-10:15 am. No registration required — just drop in!
Mind Practices with Mary Higgins
We can sometimes get the impression that “spiritual” and “intellectual” are mutually exclusive characteristics, or that we need to “get out of our heads” to experience spiritual growth. This perception may come, in part, because the modern emphasis on spirituality often calls for types of experience other than the purely intellectual. Yet throughout time and across cultures, it has long been recognized that reason and rationality are among many paths to the discovery of deep truth. While it may indeed be true that many people can get “stuck in their heads” and miss out on what Margot Adler calls “the juice and the mystery,” it is by no means a direct correlation that the use of the intellect requires one to be blinded to the miraculous. Consider Albert Einstein, who said that he knew his special theory of relativity was correct not because all of the equations added up but because it was so “beautiful,” and who opined that “the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” Many of the world’s most rational thinkers find that the more they learn, the more their appreciation for the majesty and magnificent mystery of life grows as well. And isn’t this at least a workable definition of “spirituality”— that which deepens your appreciation of the magnitude of life?
DURING WORSHIP SERVICE: Children’s Religious Exploration (RE)
Chalice Children (Early Childhood): This Sunday, our younger children will practice using positive words and actions as they learn and live our First Principle, affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Roots and Shoots (Elementary School Age): This Sunday, the children will focus on respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs. Children will be inspired to to take action to make the world a better place .
AFTER WORSHIP SERVICE: Taste of Mill Creek
This service will be followed by a Taste of Mill Creek. Stay with us after the service and learn about the different areas of church life here at Mill Creek. See the event listing for more information.
It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!