June 2024 Ministerial Miscellany by Rev. Annie Kopko ~ Many Blessings

Ever since my husband Larry died in 2021, I have been finding and clearing up many papers.  Like me, Larry would write down quotes on small pieces of paper.  I found one this week that I think is worth sharing: 

“To Bless means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of our hearts, unrestricted good for others and events; it means to hallow, to hold in reverence, to behold with awe that which is always a gift from the Creator.  To Bless is to invoke divine care upon, to speak or think gratefully for, and to confer happiness upon, although we ourselves are never the bestower, but simply the joyful witnesses of life’s abundance.”  Pierre Praderand from The Gentle Art of Blessing 

You may have noticed that I always end my monthly Ministerial Miscellany with my Blessings to you, but I have never had such a clear statement of the meaning before this. Also, I must not forget to Bless myself, but I surely do. Oh, that’s right, whenever I bless another, I am also blessing myself. You do too!

You will certainly find Blessings by joining the events at Interfaith.  Please check our website for meetings, classes, spiritual study groups, and special events: interfaithspirit.org.  Most information is on the home page, with more information just a click away! 

  • Saturday, June 1, 7:30 PM Drum & Dance Jam with Curtis Glatter. Donation.
  • Saturday, June 8th, 7 PM Cafe 704 with David Mosher, in person or on Zoom. $10.00.
  • Wednesday, June 12th, 7 PM, Community Sing with Matt Watroba. All voices welcome!  Song books provided.  Donation.
  • June 15th, 7 PM, Drummunity with Lori Fithian, Donation.

…..And these Special Solstice Events

  • June 21st, 8 PM, Solstice Meditation with Norma Gentile. Tickets $20.00. 
  • June 22nd, 7 PM, Solstice Sing led by Lori Fithian. Donation.
  • June 29th, 7 PM, Dances of Universal Peace with Susan Slack. $10.00 suggested donation.

Many Blessings,     Annie

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