October, 30, 2016 – “Our Legacy” … A Day of Observance for Those Who Have Died – Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
As we celebrate the turning of the seasons, from harvest time to winter, some faith traditions teach us to make time now to celebrate the lives of those who have died in the past year. Samhain is one such holiday: as the earth turns on its axis, it is thought that the veil between this world and the afterlife is its thinnest now, thereby making it easier to communicate with those who have left this world. For other faith traditions, and particularly in Mexico, the end of October is associated with the holiday called Day of the Dead. In this service, we will remember dear friends and loved ones lost this past year (and beyond). Rev. Jeanne will reflect on t\he grief that comes with loss and our place on the wheel of life. Please bring a small memento of anyone you would like to remember to place on a special altar during the service.