This is it, spring is here for sure! Before you jump on the bike, or feed birds on your window, or go in search for Spring flowers for your beloved, or go in search for a beloved, here is a short orientation piece about the life of your Citylights community.
Last Sabbath, Feb 14, Rev. Vince took us through a reflection on “Moses the Artist. Jesus the Christ.” Thank you Rev.! We love delicious heresy of yours, that is true to life and, we suspect, to God.
This Sabbath, Feb 21, our body/mind/spirit teacher Carmen Rusu will guide us through an experience of understanding our own journeys, “All Theology is Biography: Show and Tell.” ATTENTION, we need everyone to bring about 5 diverse magazines from your home that you can cut out from.
Put it in your calendars: May 5, we will have a special service, in the Battery Park. NO SERVICE IN QUAKER CENTER ON MAY 5.
Our next Leadership Team meeting will be May 3, Thursday, 6-8 pm at Cosi’s just South of Union Sq.
Yoga Class update: Still waiting for a response from Quaker brethren regarding the use of space.
Facebook Group update: Bo and I are lazy bums and have not done it yet.
I have registered! Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina is June 21-24 and it is time to meet with our sister communities from all over the country! And it’s time to register! Also subscribe to the updates. This year, we expect 3000 people, twice the size, twice the fun! Go to: www.wildgoosefestival.org Check out the new video! Here is the mission statement which I am proud to have participated in creating over a long walk on the streets of D.C.
The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation. In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps our greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!
Sabbath can’t come too soon,
Samir Selmanovic, Coordinator, Citylights Community