From Untouchable to Dalit – November 30, 2014

dalits_tamilnadu_loLed by Lori McGee with Worship Associate Bonnie Harper

India is known for its caste system–its way of structuring social classes–but how much is actually known about how that system affects the people, most especially the “untouchables”? This service will explore a brief explanation of the caste system with focus on the women of the untouchable caste. We will also explore how some of these women are rising about their social constraints to become Dalit–touchable members of the lowest class.

(Note: there will be parts of the service which may be hard to hear as the violence against these women is often horrific. Please feel free to leave during those times.)

 

Photo:   https://minorityrights.wordpress.com/category/minorities/dalit-minorities/

Service of Memories and Light – November 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

candleXinXhandLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Rev. Christie Anderson

As the holiday season begins, we offer this contemplative service especially for people who experience the holidays with a heightened sense of loss of loved ones.  Adults and mature teens are invited to bring your memories, a photo or other memento of your loved one, and the fullness of your heart to this time of remembering. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

This service will be held at 7pm in the Sanctuary.