World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – Sept. 1

In the United States, the most basic, powerful, and counter-cultural thing we can do for God’s creation is pray. The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts throughout September.

We live in a culture that values busy-ness and accomplishments. Following our Creator’s call to “Be still and know what I am God” (Psalm 46:10) humbles us. With prayer, we become open to God’s guidance, inspiration, and calls to action. With prayer, God knits us closer together in community. Only by the grace and inspiration of God can hearts and minds transform.

One option for September 1 is to come walk HCC’s outdoor labyrinth (across the street from the office door on Daleford Road).  We will have prayers available to help focus your meditative walk.  But, whether you come to the labyrinth, take a nature walk, celebrate liturgy in community, engage with scripture, speak sacred words aloud, or sing your prayers, it matters. Thanks for joining us in prayer!

100 Mile Potluck

4th Annual 100 Mile Potluck – Sunday, September 24

Our worship will flow directly into our 4th annual “100 Mile Potluck” which the Green Chalice Creation Care Team is hosting. We are asking everyone to bring a dish or food item that has at least one ingredient that was produced or grown within 100 miles of Shaker Heights.

To reduce waste we are also asking everyone to bring dinnerware, silverware, and a glass or cup that you can take back home and wash. We will share local food resources, educational information, fun and fellowship! Save the date and plan to attend!

 

Backpack Blessing August 27

BackPack Flyer

Join us on Sunday, August 27 for worship at 10:00 am when we will offer blessings for everyone’s backpacks and briefcases, and for ice cream and games on the lawn at 11:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend!