Coming up on Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 am, The Golden Rule of Compassion: An Easter Sunday Service followed by an optional communion at 11:45 am.
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt and the Basque group Sasi Ardiak with Maider Martineau, Vianney Desplantes and Jokin Irungaray on the trikitixa, alboka, euphonium and percussion.
Karen Armstrong writes that “Compassion…asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” To live by the Golden Rule, to follow the compassionate example of Jesus that inspired our forebears, is no easy task. Can we truly love our neighbours and our enemies and do no harm? This is a Sunday of commitment to compassion that can uplift us even as it challenges us.
UCM's Passover Seder will be Friday, April 14, 5:30 pm in Phoenix Hall
Join on for a ritual meal that retells the story of the Jewish Exodus. Within our community, there are quite a few of us (our minister included) who grew up celebrating Passover. Every year, we share this cherished holiday with the whole community. We laugh, we sing, we share blessings and eat a traditional meal. As we go, we tell the story. Suggested donation $10 (there’s a lot of food!), children $5, families $25. We are also looking for volunteers to help with preparations (and clean up!) .Childcare available. If you can, bring wine and/or a dessert (kosher for Passover please) to share. RSVP and questions: Melani Litwack, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-775-2043.