Religious Exploration Appreciation & Bridging Service

We celebrated Silas Conlon and Peter Orzech as they “Bridged” (transitioned from high school to the next stage of their lives).  We will also thanked our wonderful Religious Exploration Leaders, Assistants, Council and others who gave their time, energy and love to our children and youth. Seasons of Love was sung by the Choir and RE thank you presents prepared by our kids were offered.  And afterwards, cake!

Advice to Our Younger Selves (congregational sharing)

Words from Our Bridging Youth (Peter Orzech and Silas Conlon)

Bridging ceremony

Unison reading: We honor you for all you have been, all you are,

    and all you will be. May what you have learned here support you

    and inspire you, as we move together in deeper understanding of what

    matters and how we want to live. We are on this journey together,

   wherever you may go. We pledge our love and support to you, always.

Choirs sang

Seasons of Love from Rent

Jonathan Larson, music and lyrics

525,600 minutes

525,000 moments so dear

525,600 minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?

 

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee

In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife

In 525,600 minutes. How do you measure a year in the life?

 

How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love

 

525,600 minutes

525,000 journeys to plan

525,600 minutes

How do you measure the life of a woman or man?

 

In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried

In bridges he burned, or the way that she died

 

It’s time now to sing out, Though the story never ends

Let’s celebrate, remember a year In the life of friends

 

Remember the love

You got to, you got to remember the love,

Measure, measure your life in love

 

Remember the love, You know that love is a gift from up above

Remember the love, Share love, give love, spread love

Measure in love. Seasons of love