Holding in the Light

During Meeting for Worship, many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings; others share concerns.  You may wish to carry these joys and concerns in your heart and remember them in your prayers.

Sue at ManorCare Health Services, eager to go home for Christmas.

Tina’s son and others trying to find their way in life.

Those who are living (or have returned to living) on the streets.

Those refusing mental health treatment because of the stigma against asking for help.

Those incarcerated in correction facilities; also for corrections officers to use their great power in redemptive ways.

Gratitude that the unexpected passing of Laura happened quickly and peacefully.

Decisions and responsibilities for aging family members.

Openness of hearts and borders of our country to families displaced by war and poverty.

Those whose lives are oppressed and are vulnerable to violence here and abroad.


Love is the will to nurture life and growth in oneself and in another. Love is personal; it is the sacred trust of living things.Donald Green, 1982