September means that Summer fun is ending, school and work schedules are starting up again, and the sunlight is beginning to wane as the days shorten. The beginning of September reminds us that we must now prepare for the coming of Autumn, cold weather, and darker days. This is also the time of ancient harvest festivals. What have we already harvested, and what harvests are still to come? How can the experience of “cultivation” help shed light on this darkening season?
Worship Leader: Brooke Kelly
Brooke has been a Japanese translator, English teacher, and currently works for a web design firm. Though she is newer to First Unitarian Church, Brooke has a rich spiritual background, growing up in a Jewish family, coming to know the Shinto tradition from her time in Japan, and serving as a leader in Pagan and Earth-based spiritual communities in Philadelphia.