This is adapted from the meditation and closings from the recent “Celebrating Comfort and Challenge” service.
Each time we come we seek fellowship,
We share our joy and we hold each other in sorrow, We renew our spirits,
We renew our connection to each other.
This fellowship is a haven for us on life’s journey.
Together we share our visions and our passions.
We celebrate the diversity of our hearts.
That diversity challenges us to listen one to the other,
To respect each other,
To explore our differences as well as our common ground, And to grow in understanding.
We will not always agree. But we will be welcome. We will love.
We will grow.
We will know ourselves, and each other.
Join in community for comfort and healing.
Join in community for vision and action.
Share in community your truth and your passion.
Listen in community with love, compassion, and respect. Together we find a haven for growth.
Together we are a beacon to the world.
Carry our peace and love with you until we meet again.