Author: Sarah Pirtle

  • How Do We Support the Children?

    Wherever we go, people are talking about the shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. Sometimes we sense also a feeling of not being able to have one more conversation. Have you had times of heartache and helplessness, of wanting to do something and not knowing what? Poet Anne Yeomans created a poem with the names and ages […]

  • Words of Welcome & Chalice Lighting

    This chalice is a beacon for the beloved community we are building. May this be a time of strengthening. May you feel held in this place of spiritual friendship. There is a love that holds all like a golden river. And so we take a breath together and feel that shared river. We prepare a […]

  • Spring Is the Opposite of War

    I love these lines from the poet Rilke: Once again the birds lift up the skyThat to our shoulders was too heavy. When we are weighted down by the unthinkable domination of war, the basic life force of Earth brings us back. Right now is the “just yet” time of new green on the branches. […]

  • Prayer for a Friend Preparing for Surgery

    We are with you right now as you prepare for the hospital. Our image is that as each of us adds our hearts’ love for you, we surround you with a white donut of light that gets thicker and thicker with each wish, with each prayer.   While you are preparing to enter anaesthetic, you […]

  • Beltane Prayer

    You are that. You are that light. Truly you are a divine spark, And at your core you have a spiritual kernel, A light that is forever yours and forever blazing. You are a light keeper and a light maker. You are asked to take care of your light And know that you are important. […]

  • From the Sermon: You are Real to Me

    Responsive Reading based on the words of Dan Ellsberg and Randy Kehler, and based upon words from the Solidarity Vigil with the Sikh community, and the Sikh power of Chardi Kala. C: Two worlds are both existing just now: a waning world dominated by fear, and an emerging world becoming more and more like a […]