Speaker: Omega Burckhardt

Coming Home

We set forth on our journey, our belongings prepared and our minds open for adventure and transformation. After the journey, how do we unpack?

Omega is our ministerial student intern from Meadville Lombard.

Synchronicity: Finding Grace through Connection

What do we make of those moments that cause us to pause in wonder at the pure coincidence, the surprising correlations that our daily lives drop into our laps? What is the connection to grace and the divine when we experience synchronicity?

Cherishing the End

So often the end of a process or experience will pass us by, unnoticed and unrecognized until much later when we have the gift of time and perspective. As humans who crave beginnings and new perspectives some of us are afraid of endings. What would … read more.

Who Are ‘We’?

When we look around the table, who do we see? What parts of ourselves do we bring to the table? Who are “we” at the table?

Sunday Bacon

We honor and grow our relationships in ways great and small. Sometimes, it’s with elaborate, public rituals. Perhaps more meaningfully, we create small traditions that show our loved ones and community that they are important, and that we are paying attention to how we are … read more.

Making A List

As our days grow shorter and the cold of winter envelopes us, so, too, arrives a season of bustle and joy, solemnity and awe. Let us hold space for all that shines this season, and help us learn to set down the activities that are … read more.

Learning to be Astonished

The calendar year draws to an end, giving us a moment to reflect on all that we have experienced. As the sun sets on the bright but short days of winter, we are awed by the sky’s pinks and purples. Upon the glorious sunset of … read more.

Everyone Has a Name

When conflicting values cause us to question what we should do, we must remember who we are. Our names, whether those given to us by our parents, the blowing wind, or the waves of the Great Lakes, remind us of true selves. When we remember … read more.

Risky Resilience

What does it mean to be a people of resilience and risk? How can we travel this path together knowing we might never reach our destination?

This is a multigenerational service inspired by the resilience of love. We will have activities that signify spreading love … read more.