Other Rituals: “A Ritual of Joys and Sorrows”
Ours is welcoming community where we find connection;
...a spiritual community where we find meaning;
Ours is a sharing community where our joys are amplified;
...a caring community where our sorrows are lessened;
We take this moment to reflect on our joys and sorrows and acknowledge the mutual support of our community;
If you would like, you may come forward and release a stone in the water in silence or with a brief verbal expression of a special joy or sorrow.
May we remember those who have spoken, those they have named, and those we hold in silence in our hearts.
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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
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