Courage to Face the Scary Stuff
Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
Moment of Perspective – TikTok Do It Scared – AJ Fox
The opening words are United by Story and Bound by Love, by Andrea Hawkins-Kamper.
Gather we now into this space, this time when the Wheel turns and the Veil shatters.
Gather we now to remember, to grieve, to prophesy, to complete our harvests before the Long Dark comes.
Gather we now to tell the Old Stories and sing the Old Songs, to be as we have always been —the Voice of our people eternal.
Gather we now to celebrate that which was, that which is, and that which will be.
Gather we now, as we have always done, united by Story and bound by Love.
Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire
Words: Hal Hopson
Music: traditional melody, adapted by Hal Hopson
Used with Permission
Accompanied by Eva Riebold
Toccata in D Minor
By J. S. Bach
Performed by Eva Riebold
The closing words are Only One Thing Required Of Us, by Kendyl R Gibbons.
There is, finally, only one thing required of us: that is, to take life whole, the sunlight and shadows together; to live the life that is given us with courage and humor and truth.
We have such a little moment out of the vastness of time for all our wondering and loving. Therefore let there be no half-heartedness; rather, let the soul be ardent in its pain, in its yearning, in its praise.
Then shall peace enfold our days, and glory shall not fade from our lives.