Boxing Day At-Home Worship

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Set the Mood

Light a candle and/or get a warm drink while you listen to this joy inducing tune.

Boxing Day is thought to have originated from a custom in the late Roman/early Christian era where alms boxes placed in churches were used to collect special offerings for the poor on the Feast of Saint Stephen, which falls on the day after Christmas.
The tradition later added giving “Christmas boxes” of money, gifts, and food
to servants and service workers.

The Work of Christmas
by Howard Thurman

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among others,
To make music in the heart.

Take Stock

Look around,
your home and outdoors.
What gifts have you received this year?
From others,
from Nature,
from the Divine?
Write them down.

Press play.
Put your feet on the floor.
Close your eyes
and breath.
(Replay as many times as you need)

Look/Think back on the gifts you’ve received.
Give thanks for them.
Close your eyes, put your hand over the list or on your heart.
After receiving so much,

How is the Spirit directing you to give?

Here’s a way you could give some time this week:

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The nation’s longest-running community science bird project fuels Audubon’s work throughout the year. This yearly nation-wide count runs through Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Sign up here to participate!

Go outside or look outside & speak these words aloud:

Deep peace of running wave to you
Deep peace of flowing air to you
Deep peace of quiet earth to you
Deep peace of shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Source of peace to you

Join us next week for our new Sunday schedule!

For the months of January and February we will be meeting at the Binghamton University Nature Preserve for a Sunday Saunter every Sunday at Noon! We’ll meet at the gazebo just off of parking lot M and take a walkabout through the preserve. January 2nd is also our 6 Month Anniversary! We’ll have hot chocolate for all to celebrate!
In addition to the saunter we’ll have a time of worship together every Sunday on Zoom at 4pm. If you’d like the Zoom link for online worship just fill out this form and we’ll send it right over:

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