Note to everyone: This coming Sabbath is our Easter Service, and we are asking each one of you to please bring flowers (fresh, dry, large, small, one, many, any!). Why not make a plan today.
Last Saturday, March 31, our guest speaker was Rev. Stephen Phelps taking us along with our series “Meeting Jesus for the First Time Again: A Passion for the Partial.” It was liberating and empowering learning from Jesus, leaving “forwardism” behind and coming to peace with our partial selves. Karen shared the “ever improving oranges” from California.
This coming Sabbath, join us for “Easter with Citylights: Being Born Again, and Again.” Here is how you can help with our resurrection time together:
1) Don’t come on time. Come early.
2) Bring some flowers, any shape or form you like.
Recently we had a Citylights Family Meeting discussing our life together:
1. After all the planning, we are starting Yoga class, almost. Everything is falling in place except for the last piece of the puzzle: Quaker center (space) timing. As soon as we hear from them, we will unroll the details. The classes will be twice a month, 9:45 to 10 am.
2. Our Sabbath schedule is changing a bit. That too will settle and become public after we hear from the Quaker center.
3. Finances. Our treasurer Sabin will be sending a monthly update. And, importantly, our community can survive and thrive if everyone helps regularly.
4. Bo will work on our Facebook group to renew that venue of communication.
5. We are looking for a new administrative sponsor (we don’t have our own 501c3).
Great news here! Just to put in your calendar, Rev. Vince Anderson will be joining other legends such as Phillip Glass and Moss Def, performing at BAM on April 19 and 20 as guests of Questlove. More information to follow.
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