Posts by David Lum

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As We Honor Our Ancestors

by David Lum

Sunday, October 27 – 10:00am As We Honor Our Ancestors – Many of the world’s cultures honor their ancestors. Mexican people do this in a Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration. Celtic and Neo-Pagan communities celebrate Samhain in which one of the traditions is to honor the ancestors. Both of these festivals more »

Seeking Home

by David Lum

Sunday, October 20 – 10:00am Seeking Home – Climate Change, War and Economic instability have and will create large numbers of migrants for whom home is an unknown place. Rev. Aileen will help us reflect on what it means to belong and what it means to create space for others whose homes may no longer more »

We Belong to the Earth

by David Lum

Sunday, October 13 – 10:00am We Belong to the Earth – Please join us as we create an intergenerational service at Lake Fairfax. We will explore what it means to belong to the earth through words, music and interactive activities. How can we cherish the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all more »

The Immanent Frame

by David Lum

Sunday, September 29 – 10:00am The Immanent Frame – Sometimes we live our lives only looking through one very narrow frame, inside of which all our expectations arise. Rev. Aileen will challenge us to shift our frames and try and see what lies beyond them in order to enlarge our perceptions of the world.

The Unexpected

by David Lum

Sunday, September 22 – 10:00am The Unexpected – For the Autumnal Equinox, Rev. Aileen will look at the ways we find balance and what knocks us off balance and sends us into unexpected adventures that we never thought we would undertake.

Ecology

by David Lum

Sunday, September 15 – 10:00am Ecological Diversity Activism – In response to the national climate awareness day, “Climate Strike” on Sept. 20, Francis Ashland will talk about the need for preservation of rare domestic animals. He will also discuss the effects of climate change on animal species and what his family has been doing to more »

The Water Brings Us Home

by David Lum

Sunday, September 8 – 10:00am The Water Brings Us Home – In this intergenerational ingathering service, we will be sharing a water communion and looking at the ways that we keep returning, flowing in with the tide to begin again.

Great Expectations

by David Lum

Sunday, September 1 – 10:00am Great Expectations – The beginning of the church year and the beginning of the school year are exciting times. There might be a new teacher or a new minister. We make intentions to do better, work harder. Rev. Aileen will help us to temper our expectations and embrace our imperfections more »

What Love Looks Like in Public

by David Lum

Sunday, August 25 – 10:00am What Love Looks Like in Public – Cornell West wrote that “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Love is often thought of as individual interaction often with romantic connotations. Rev. Aileen will look at the many ways that love is much more than that and explore the ways more »