Melanie Morel-Ensminger

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We ask for the presence of the Spirit of Life & Love as we come together in a spirit of prayer and remembrance on this 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. We remember our old sense of invulnerability, how we used to think, “Hurricanes always turn away,” or “Hurricanes...

Prayer | By Melanie Morel-Ensminger | August 12, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: America, Direct Experience, Disaster, Healing, History, Nature, Trauma

Spirit of Life, hold us in our pain and comfort us in our grief. Our grief feels boundless; our rage eats at us. We feel pain for all the wild creatures of the Gulf and the wetlands....

Meditation | By Melanie Morel-Ensminger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Earth, Environment, Grief, Secular, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

Come, come, whoever you are - you are welcome here! No matter your age, your size, the color of your eyes, your hair, your skin—you are welcome here! No matter how you came here, if you came alone, or with others— you are welcome here! No matter whom you love, or how you speak, or whatever your...

Opening | By Melanie Morel-Ensminger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Inclusion, Unity

Recorded music (e.g., Mozart's Requiem; Arvo Pårt's Lamentate) will be playing as the background. Spoken introduction as people prepare to walk in silence: Let us open our minds and hearts to the power of healing that is in us and in the world around us....

Ritual | By Melanie Morel-Ensminger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Christianity, Disaster or Crisis, Earth, Environment, Grief, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness, Climate Justice

Introduction to a New Orleans Jazz Funeral Welcome to a new tradition for our church—a New Orleans-style jazz funeral for the old year. This service offers opportunities for reflection on the past year, a chance to “bury” whatever that was negative or hurtful to us in 20xx, and looks forward...

Ritual | By Melanie Morel-Ensminger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Hope, Letting Go, Memorial Services, Mourning, Multiculturalism, Remembrance Day, Wholeness, Multiculturalism

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