October 30th, Sunday during regular worship 5 pm come for Day of the Dead Celebration and Worship, followed by Mexican food dinner and dancing!
3-5 pm, “Day of the Dead Altar Creation Party” before worship . Please bring flowers, candles, photos etc. for the altar and we all will create an extravaganza of splendor for our altar.
We will honor our loved ones who have died in this uniquely Mexican celebration which has much to teach us here in the United States where we tend to be a death denying culture. Please bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar as well as food they loved (to share). We will have a time to share with stories about our loved ones and explain the food. We will have a Mexican dinner, dancing and celebration following worship. Please bring flowers, candles etc. for the altar and we all will create an extravaganza of splendor at our “Day of the Dead Altar Creation Party” before worship from 3-5 pm!
November 2, Wednesday 7 pm John 8:11“Day of the Dead Ritual for Healing from Abortion” Many woman have had abortions and have not a sacred safe place to share their stories and pain, make amends and begin the forgiveness and healing process. We will have an anointing healing ritual. In some places in Mexico there is a special day to honor children who have died. Call with any questions.
Day of the Dead is a blending of Catholic All Saints Day and local indigenous Mexican people. We live in a death denying culture and this contributes to our ecologic crisis. When we are disconnected to nature, we are disconnected to God and the divine in all living creatures. The natural life cycle of birth, death and rebirth needs to be celebrated and we have much to learn from other cultures who have healthier relationships with death and grief. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican holiday and we follow their traditions by making an altar and honoring our loved ones who have died. People are asked to help create the altar, bring photos to place on the altar of loved ones who have died and we share stories sharing our memories. We also bring food that our loved ones enjoyed which helps bring back memories as we share the food with everyone.