December 2014 Theme – Deck the Halls
Our theme this month is inspired by a very familiar and joyous holiday song, “Deck the Halls.” Each week, we will deck the halls of our hearts and our minds with the Peace, Power, Grace, Faith and Love of God. And to anchor our theme, our congregational song for the month will be this classic holiday song, with the lyrics slightly modified -- [insert name of center]-style!
December 2014 Talk 1 – “Bedecked, Bejeweled”
Everywhere we look this holiday season, we see bling, bling, bling – everything is bedecked and bejeweled with tinsel and lights and colors so bright! But, do we always feel bedecked and bejeweled at this time of year? Are the halls of our hearts and minds always decked with light and joy? Perhaps not. Today, we work from the inside out to call forth the shining light, the shimmering jewel that is within us all.
December 2014 Talk 2 – “Tis the Season for Some PPG”
That would be . . . “Tis the Season for Some Peace, Power and Grace.” With Christmas rapidly approaching and perhaps still a lot yet remaining on our “to do” list, today we get about the important task of decking the halls of our hearts and minds with what really matters – the Peace, Power and Grace of God.
December 2014, Talk 3 – “Reflecting, Remembering and Radiating Love”
Today, we pause to reflect, remember and radiate the Love of God, as it is so beautifully demonstrated in the story of the birth of Jesus. Today we will renew and refresh by consciously engaging the Love of God in a very real and tangible way.
December 2014, Talk 4 – “The Power of Faith”
We bring 2014 to a close in a sacred Taize service that will deck the halls of our hearts and minds in a deep and abiding faith. Through words, music, meditation and prayer, this soft, contemplative service will support you in being strong in the power of your faith and in your faith in the Power.
Today I deck the halls of my heart and mind with God’s Peace, Power, and Grace. In this season and in all the seasons of my life, I reflect, remember and radiate God’s Love. I anchor it all in the Power of my Faith and in my Faith in the Power.