Monday, February 7, 2011

The Family

Yesterday we presented during a family service at church. We are the only family there that spans three generations and the minister had asked us to talk about our experience. It was a great opportunity for us all to step back and think about why we rush out the door every Sunday morning instead of sipping coffee while reading the New York Times and playing endlessly with Playmobile dolls.

My in-laws talked about their nearly 40 years at the same church with many of the same people surrounding them. They talked about their confusion as Unitarian Universalism is changing- in some ways to accept people like me. I talked about the fact that while I still hold on to my Episcopalian upbringing and many of the beliefs, it is important for me that our family goes to church together and this is where we can do it. Rob talked about going to the nursery in the same church when he was only 6 weeks old and the many things he took away from this experience there including the importance of social action. The girls wrote a poem in which they talked about friends, stories and coffee hour.

Everyone looked so nice after church and the sun was actually shining yesterday so we took the picture above when we got home...


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