"We all have ancestors, both of blood and of spirit, and
each of our lives rests firmly on the foundation of their sacrifice.
They are as near to us as our breath and bones, and when related with in conscious ways, they can be a tremendous source of healing, guidance, and companionship."
— Daniel Foor, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, AncestralMedicine.org

Connecting with the memory and energy of ancestors...

can bring needed perspective when things become overwhelming...

can assist us in fulfilling our potential as human beings...

can encourage our generosity in their honor...

can inspire our celebration and service...

can connect us with our personal instinct...

and can anchor us in a relationship that both precedes and contains our lives.

Ancestors Never Sleep
Alice Walker

Ancestors never sleep
And always seem to know
What they’re doing.
How is this possible?
I ask myself.
Sometimes I am weary
Enough to expire –
What a relief
I will think. No more obsessing
About this madness;
Whatever it might be
This year, or even this century.
But ancestors merely
And send me off
For a nap.
Not only is life not over,
They sniff,
It has barely begun for you.
There are eternities
Waiting just beyond
The next bad movie
You fear you’ll be
Starring in.
Go to sleep. Rest your brain.
Rest your heart. Rest your eyes
And all your thoughts.
We have been with you
From the beginning
Which didn’t exist
And we will be with you
Until that moment of
Swings round again.
You are attempting to carry
The suffering
All around you
But your back is bending.
Let us bear it for you.
Knowing as we do
That it is only
A difficult turn
On a never ending
Of dissolving
And becoming
And dissolving
And becoming
Once more;
Forever & ever
Save despair,
Our beloved
For a couple of eons

How might you honor your ancestors?

How can your inter-relatedness with those who have passed on encourage your conscious interconnections with the living?

What aspects of you are the continued gifts of those who nurtured your being?

How will you celebrate and support your ancestors' ongoing flourishing?


What words of inspiration come from your cherished departed?

Rev. Craig :)

JOIN US for worship LIVE on Zoom,
Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.

Community Hour will follow.

October 25, 2020

Remembering All Souls

Rev. Craig and Rev. Virginia

Join us in this annual service of recognition and remembrance of those who have died this year.

We will meet live at 10:30 am in Zoom for this interactive service of listening and of remembering those who have joined the ancestors.

In the words of poet Birago Diop:

Those who have died have never, never left
The dead are not under the earth
They are in the rustling trees
They are in the groaning woods
They are in the crying grass
They are in the moaning rocks
The dead are not under the earth.

Music: Louise Chernosky, UU Singers Virtual Choir
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