Note: NO SERVICE IN QUAKER CENTER ON MAY 5. See below for a different location.
First the BIG NEWS: Teofil Kojic joined the existence on April 28 at 12:17pm. It was 7lb 11oz of sheer joy. Big family is doing splendid. We are organizing Meals on Wheels for the next 3 weeks, please stay tuned. Congratulations to moms, pops, and two brothers! And many blessing to the little Godlover Kojic!
Last Sabbath, April 28, Bo Eberle took us through some disturbing details of couple of parables and in the process turned over decades of our taken-for-granted interpretations. Rev. Vince took us by the through some Christian hymns helping us see with new eyes. And Ashley went blue.
This coming Sabbath, May 5, we will meet in the Battery Park at 11:30am. Here is the message from our host for the day Ashley Curl.
When exiting the station walk west along Battery Place, as you reach West Street turn left into the park. You are now walking due south with park benches on your right. Just as the benches end there is a black wrought iron fence with a open gate, this is the entrance to the labyrinth. Walk right in.
1 to South Ferry Station.
Exit the station and walk north on State Street until you arrive at Battery Place, turn left. Walk west along Battery Place, and when you reach West Street turn left into the park. You are now walking due south with park benches on your right. Just as the benches end there is a black wrought iron fence with a open gate, this is the entrance to the labyrinth. Walk right in.
Take off your shoes, cuz this ground is holy,
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 still 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