Audience
SUNDAY SERVICES
December 4, 2022

10:20 am for announcements

10:30 am for service

Be sure to stay for our Coffee Hour immediately following service!

For inspiring, insightful services, join us in person at

The Pen Ryn School

235 S. Olds Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Or on Zoom by clicking below

Reverend Jennifer Kelleher

But Once

This time, the winter holiday season comes but once a year. As we continue to "re-enter" after a world-wide pandemic, what are our holiday expectations? Are they set too high? Are they too low? Join us for this service to reflect on how we create a sense of love and joy in our holiday gatherings and rituals. 

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DECEMBER'S
SPLIT PLATE OFFERING

We think it is important to give back to the community.  

Each month our "WeCare" team chooses a worthy cause to receive half of our offerings - we split the plate!

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Bristol Borough Community Action Group

Supporting the local population of Bristol and its surrounds, they provide much needed food. There is a constant need for this support as manifested by the queues of grateful people outside the distribution center and it is so appreciated during the winter holidays.

To donate to help those in need, click here

 

THEMES

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about our Touchstone theme which gives our Sunday services a guiding foundation.

 

This year's overarching theme is

Regeneration

The challenges of the last five years have left many of us numb, depleted, and dispirited, but, regeneration can give birth to hope, nurture the spirit, renew compassion, cultivate wisdom, and return us to life stronger and more committed to the pursuit of justice.

December's theme is

Joy

All emotions, including joy, are complex. Physiologically, joy involves the release of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. Physically, we may communicate joy in a variety of ways—tearfully, euphorically, with a smile, even jumping for joy.

What difference does it make when religious practices are infused with joy? Given that religious practices provide a context for the shared experience of joy, does this shared experience of joy create greater social connectedness and spirituality?

Our task is not to cultivate joy, but to cultivate life in such a way that joy abounds. Perhaps this is the answer to Mary Oliver’s haunting question: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

See below for 2022-2023 themes

Packing Boxes


Awakening

September

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