5 May 2021
~Peaceful Eastertide Greetings~
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Joyful Creativity

The art show is in town! The Shadow Rock Preschool Unicorns Class is continuing their tradition of a spring art show in a new way this year. Look for process-centered art and creativity from young minds and hearts this weekend, right on the Shadow Rock campus (on the sidewalk near the education building).

The Unicorn Art Show is just one way SRPS lives our core values, proclaiming that "every human is unique and unrepeatable."
Our Community This Week
Wednesday (5/5): Connections Count on Zoom at 7:00 pm
On Wednesdays, we share our love and concern with one another through prayer and connection. Zoom is the space for bringing our celebrations and our sorrows. This time together keeps us joined at heart! Click here TONIGHT at 7:00 to participate.

Thursday (5/6): Spirituality Thursday
Thursdays in May are all about family. This month, look for Homegrown, an encouraging series of reflections on raising new humans, live on the Shadow Rock Facebook page. Catch this short video live or tune in later to watch the recording.

Sunday, May 9
Adult Spiritual Formation will be meeting on Zoom and in the Multipurpose Room this Sunday at 10:00 am. In May, we'll be looking at the ABCs of Spiritual Literacy. Bring your curiosity, your favorite letter, and a sense of humor with you at 10 o'clock! Everyone is welcome.

Worship In-Person: 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Worship on Zoom or Streaming: 11:00 am
Afterparty In-Person and on Zoom: noon - 12:45 pm
Make the reservation form part of your weekly routine! Click the big button below to let us know that you're coming this week. It just takes a moment, and it can also be a reminder to hold our community in prayer in the middle of a busy week.

After the 11:00 am service, Zoom folks and in-person folks can both dive into Ken's sermon topic with a discussion question or two. Join us in the Multipurpose Room or just stay on Zoom for a deep diving Afterparty!
Learn and Explore
So many Shadow Rockers had so many things to share as our 2020 Zoom-only worship experience began to include breakout rooms and discussions! Now that we're hybrid, we're seeking to retain the best of both in-person and online experiences. You're invited to spend some time in community, reflecting on the sermon topic after the 11:00 am service - in the Multipurpose Room or on Zoom. When community deepens and roots grow, we find joy together.
Our May topic for 10:00 am spiritual formation is the ABCs of Spiritual Literacy. It's a fun and lighthearted way to approach maturing as people of faith and conscience. If you missed it or if you want to explore more on your own, check out the Spirituality and Practice website here.
We're using Rock the Week to share anti-racism resources as our congregation continues work to de-center whiteness and reckon with our nation's history of racism and colonialism. One helpful exercise is to interrogate the way we learned American history in our schools and families. Specifically, what do you recall learning about the brief but important period of Reconstruction? The Equal Justice Initiative has done remarkable investigative work on this 12-year period that was both abhorrently violent and full of hope. Check out their report here.
Let's do it!

The final push for our vaccine parties is this coming Saturday: May 8, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. We'll be giving first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine (second doses for anyone who is 28 days or more beyond their first vaccination). It's our goal to empty every vial, getting shots in as many arms as possible with no dose wasted! Appointments are available online here. Spread the word!

If you or someone you care about can't make it to Shadow Rock for a vaccine this Saturday, please use to find vaccine availability near you.
Supporting Shadow Rock
Thank you for your love and support of Shadow Rock! The Shadow Rock General Fund makes our ministry possible. If you have questions about giving electronically, contact Heidi. You can give to the General Fund and to special offerings by clicking the yellow donate button below.
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