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Other Rituals: “A Ritual of Joys and Sorrows

Introduction:

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.

Closing:

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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