Expectations: Ingathering and Water Celebration

The children are with us for the entire worship as we introduce this month’s theme in worship and religious education, “Expectation.”  We also celebrate Ingathering and our annual water celebration.   We are keeping this year the changes to the water celebration begun two years ago. You are invited to bring a vial or water to the service that reflects your summer experience, and we will mingle those waters.  But instead of sharing the location from which you collected your water, you will be invited to cast a pebble into the waters that reflects and sets your intentions for the year ahead. We also hear about efforts in Columbus to help immigrants traveling through our city, and receive an update on our building expansion project and capital campaign.  The new Religious Education program year starts on September 15.