We take time to remember
The ancestor’s journey
Lit by a thousand stars
What the wilderness taught them…
-Sara LaWall

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Rev Katie Kandarian-Morris

For the first time since the pandemic, we’ve actually got family coming to visit. Just one member, but I’m really excited to be welcoming my daughter-in-law for a few days next weekend.

Each day for the last couple weeks I’ve been noticing the beauty and asking it to “please stay” for just a little longer, so she’ll be able to enjoy the colors of the hills and trees. Yesterday, it became clear that I was kidding myself, as after the strong winds, I saw a number of empty trees and the neighbor’s landscapers’ work completely undone.

Instead, I think we’ll be able to enjoy another kind of beauty, the bare and haunting kind that forces us to deepen into remembrance and loss, the love that remains beyond the pain.

As we celebrate Halloween and honor All Souls, I invite you to consider the ancestors, making room on your altar to remember those you’ve loved.

Join Us

Pride Flag Giveaway Saturday from 10-12 outside the sanctuary and parking lot. Come help the LGBTQIA+ Team hand out rainbow flags to all who make their way by to claim one. What joy!

Pumpkin Decorating This Sunday after worship, Faith Formation Team, along with anyone who would like to join in, is hothatsting a pumpkin decorating event for all ages. We’ll supply the the pumpkins and all the extras, and we’ll have face tattoos if you’d like to adorn yourself.

Come Sunday

Sunday’s worship acknowledge’s the Samhain time where the veil between our loved ones gone and us becomes thin. Let us remember all souls and our loved ones lost by bringing photos for the altar. If you are attending online, send your photos to this email reply by Thursday to have them included in a video montage. You are welcome to come costumed. Join us in person, or online here.

Always in the Love,

The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris