Our services come from many sources, including: members of our community, local ministers, spiritual guides from other religions — from Christianity to eastern religions to indigenous American traditions — insightful experts on currently relevant topics, poets, and musicians.
Two important parts of our service are: 1) joys and concerns, and 2) discussion. At the beginning of the service, anyone who wishes to is invited to share a good or troublesome event in their life (joys and concerns). After the presentation, we take time to discuss what the speaker has presented and ask questions (discussion).
The format of our service can vary. Most often, we have traditional presentations, with a speaker; sometimes there are slide shows, or occasionally a Ted Talk is shown, and then we reflect on it. We also can have experiential services: we might be led in drumming, reading and writing poetry, or making sandwiches to be served to homeless people, for example.
Following our service, we invite everyone to linger with coffee, treats and further discussion.