This Sunday, we join together to celebrate the annual ritual of Water Communion. We pause to lift up the oneness of the water – the life-giving substance that has traveled this earth for billions of years. For just as water is connected endlessly in the dance of the ecosystem, so are we, and those before us, connected by the threads of our interdependent web. We join together in ritual – I invite each of you to bring with you water that is meaningful to you, even if simply from your tap.
Channing will take up a special collection for Bridges to Housing Stability; a major fundraiser for them, in which Channing had planned to participate, is the annual chili cookoff. Because the pandemic has prevented this event, we hope that those who are able will make a designated contribution to Bridges. Contributions may be made via our online Donate options, or sent with a personal check to our Park Avenue address.
This year, we use this day to celebrate the interdependent web of which we are all a part. Connected to one another by the elements of the earth, we will offer a symbolic act to rejoice in our sacred community. We will connect with each other, as well as those in our past and our future.
Channing services will be online using Zoom until guidance from public health authorities permits otherwise. For those who already have the Zoom Id for this event, please note that passwords are required for dialing in and you should read the Minister’s emails or the weekly Channing email news, which will include the necessary information.
Please write to email@example.com for a zoom id for access to this service. We would appreciate your name, email address and (if you plan to dial in) the last 4 digits of your phone number. This will help us keep a safe and secure online service. We would appreciate requests a day ahead, though we will do our best to respond to all who wish to be a part of our service. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you.
Note: Channing Memorial does not record any online Zoom meeting. Members and prospective participants will be notified in advance if this changes.